Dr. Miriam Mann, Chief of Emergency
Donor Generosity a lifesaver in Hospital's Emergency Department
If there's one thing that Dr. Miriam Mann wants donors to know about their impact on the Stratford General Hospital Emergency Department, it's that their support has been a lifesaver-quite literally. And the equipment and facilities that donors help fund through the Heart & Soul Campaign is allowing the ER to handle far more complex cases today than even 10 years ago.
"We're now caring for some 25,000 people with complex medical problems that often require a variety of diagnostic tests," says Dr. Mann. "To do that, we needed more space, better rooms, more equipment and more efficient facilities."
The new ER is a significant improvement for staff and patients, says Dr. Mann, Chief of Emergency. The physical layout allows improved visual monitoring of patients; and special rooms, including side-by-side trauma bays have proven their ability to save lives in true emergencies.
"I've had cases where we've had two very serious traumas at the same time, and I've been able to open the sliding doors, stand between the two trauma rooms and manage the care of both patients," explains Dr. Mann.
Posted Monday, October 5 2015
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