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Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital Patient Monitors Replaced Throughout Key Patient Care Areas

May 25th 2017

Contact: Nick Paranjape, (615) 284-1210, Nick.Paranjape@STH.ORG

Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, TN, recently replaced 21 patient care monitors and added two new monitors that will improve cardiac monitoring of patients and allow movement of the monitors within the hospital to meet patient demand. 

“We are very fortunate to replace all of our monitoring equipment in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Recovery Room and on our Med-Surg floor, as well as add two new monitors,” said Teresa Roberts, Director of Clinical Operations, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital. 

“Now we can monitor any patient with cardiac symptoms with the latest technology to evaluate heart rate and rhythms.  The new technology also allows us to measure the CO2 in a patient’s system, something we could not do before to identify possible respiratory distress more quickly.  This is just one of the many improvements Saint Thomas Health has brought to our hospital.”  Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

 

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