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Major milestones this year at Kimball Medical Center included the addition of state-of-the-art technology, advanced systems and new initiatives all focused on improving the quality of medical and healthcare service we’re able to deliver to our patients and our community at large. Below are just a few of the year’s highlights.
New Electronic Image System
Enhances Radiology Services
Telemetry Unit at Kimball Medical Center
Enhancing the level of cardiovascular services within the community, Kimball Medical Center, through a generous donation by the Kimball Medical Center Auxiliary Council, made important upgrades this year to its telemetry monitoring services. The new state-of-the-art cardiac telemetry technology allows for the continuous monitoring of each patient's heart rate and rhythm at the nursing station in Kimball’s two cardiac telemetry units. This lifesaving service is provided to patients recovering from cardiac events, patients who may be at risk of a cardiac event, and patients experiencing ongoing heart problems. At Kimball Medical Center telemetry services are part of the highest standard of care we deliver to our patients and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to excellence in cardiac care.
Mini C-Arm at Kimball Medical Center
The Medical Center underwent major upgrades in its operating room facilities this year adding high-definition video systems,new laser technology, state of the art lighting, and a new Mini C-Arm. This highly advanced, complex imaging equipment utilizes fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray technology, to produce real-time images that can be viewed and manipulated
on video monitors in the operating room during surgery. This state-of-the-art technology, particularly useful for imaging hands, wrists, shoulders, knees and feet, allows Kimball’s surgeons to identify fractures and anomalies, guide injections or hardware placement, locate foreign bodies,
perform motion studies and monitor
Quality Initiatives at Kimball Medical Center Receive InternationalRecognition for Excellence
Kimball Medical Center staff members were involved in a host of ongoing quality improvement programs this year, many of which received international recognition for excellence. Three teams of Kimball employees were selected to present their clinical research projects at the 21st Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Orlando, Florida. This prestigious forum, which draws more than 5,500 members of the international healthcare community, is the premier gathering for those committed to improving the quality and value of healthcare. Kimball Medical Center’s teams presented research based projects on a number of diverse topics including: Restraint Reduction Performance Improvement; Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers Through Improved Identification of Present on Admission and the High Risk for Breakdown on Admission; and Impact of a
Pharmacy Driven Anticoagulation Management Program in a Community Hospital: Decreasing the Risk for Warfarin Adverse Drug Events.
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