The main focus of the facility is to provide a higher level of comfort
and access to care for patients and their families. The Comprehensive
Cancer Center houses the Inpatient Oncology Unit and the relocated Infusion
Center, equipped with lounge chairs, personal entertainment choices and
easy access to all cancer services.
The Center for Women and Children contains the expanded 15,000 sq. ft.
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for critically ill babies,
outfitted with private rooms, making it the only such facility in the
region. The Birthing Center includes a triage area for expectant mothers,
as well as large, technologically advanced Labor and Delivery suites.
The Pavilion dedication marks the completion of a $34 million facility,
of which $3.6 million came from community contributions. “This project,
including the recently renovated surgical suites, was driven by a desire
to be more cost-effective and technologically advanced,” said Rose.
“We all know the high cost of healthcare in our country today, and
much of our planning of this new facility went into being more efficient
with our processes and our staff to help lower or hold down costs that
are ultimately passed on to the patient.”
Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is the region’s largest
not-for-profit, public healthcare system and serves the community without
direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving
as a center for health education, wellness services, preventive medicine
and acute care. CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American
Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized as one of America’s
Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified®. For
more information, please visit www.catawbavalleymedical.org.