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Hospital gets new beds

Published 10:14am Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Decatur Morgan Hospital acted on feedback from a recent patient survey in a big way.

The health care system is investing $1.6 million dollars to purchase 179 new Stryker patient beds. There will be 131 medical–surgical beds and 39 labor and delivery beds.

Bryan Vest describes the patient benefits of the new Stryker beds. | Randy Garrison
Bryan Vest describes the patient benefits of the new Stryker beds. | Randy Garrison

“This is part of Decatur Morgan Hospital’s commitment to the community, and is one of many capital improvements to be made over the next 3-5 years,” said Leigh Hays, marketing director.

According to Bryan Vest, executive director of inpatient nursing, the beds are unique in their level of comfort, way they promote healing, and gel-cells infused with air that reduce instances of pressure and increase patient safety.

Each bed has an alarm to notify medical personnel if a patient moves from the bed, helping to prevent falls. In addition, personnal are notified of any changes made to settings on the bed such as rails or elevation.

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