TriHealth Opens Technologically Advanced Patient Wing at Bethesda North Hospital

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February 13, 2024

TriHealth is very excited to announce the opening of a newly renovated floor at Bethesda North Hospital that includes more than 40 state-of-the-art, comfort-enhanced patient rooms!

The revamped wing, located on the hospital’s eighth floor, will provide enhanced care for patients undergoing treatments including surgical oncology and cardio-thoracic surgery. The floor’s upgrades are designed to reinforce patient safety though the latest in health care monitoring technology and design aesthetics while also providing for patients’ families – even including pull-out sleeper couches to make longer visits more comfortable.

The new patient rooms are the latest investment by TriHealth into Bethesda North, and part of a long-term strategy to develop the region’s destination heart and vascular program.

In 2018, TriHealth began this effort through the consolidation of its heart surgery programs to the Bethesda North campus, resulting in greater standardization of care and leading to better outcomes. In 2022, Bethesda North opened a new cardiac catheterization lab, giving TriHealth nine cath labs and procedure rooms. TriHealth also expanded the hospital’s first-floor cardiovascular ICU to ensure patients had access to the best heart and vascular care available.

TriHealth’s investments in cardiovascular care were affirmed in 2022 following a clinical affiliation with Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, the world’s leading heart program.

“TriHealth is committed to fixing our nation’s broken health care system by providing the right care at the right place at the right time for the right cost to deliver the right and best outcomes. This is why we committed to investing in Bethesda North’s cardiac care programs six years ago, and why we are pleased to showcase our latest renovations to patients today,” said TriHealth President and CEO Mark Clement. “As we continue advancing our journey toward zero patient harm, patient safety remains TriHealth’s top priority. And that includes delivering on our promise that patients are cared for and comfortable before, during and after procedures. Bethesda North’s newest rooms will ensure TriHealth’s dedicated physicians, clinicians and team members can meet each patient’s uniquely specific health care needs.”

The hospital’s 44 new rooms include the latest in-patient monitoring and fall prevention technology, all of which will enhance patient safety. The rooms are also larger than traditional hospital rooms so family members visiting or staying overnight with patients will feel more comfortable.

“TriHealth understands that Getting Health Care Right means providing for more than a patient’s acute, physical needs,” Clement said. “We know hospitals stays can be stressful for patients as well as their families, which is why Bethesda North’s newest rooms were designed to accommodate both patients and their families. Creating space to keep families close during treatment and recovery is essential to making sure patients are seen, heard and healed.”

Elsewhere throughout Cincinnati, TriHealth’s clinical and infrastructure investments include a $240 million investment at Good Samaritan Hospital designed to transform the hospital into a medical campus of the future. That project’s details include investments in Good Samaritan’s cardiology and vascular services; stroke care; high-risk maternity services; state-of-the-art surgical services; an updated, comprehensive array of advanced outpatient services, including bone barrow transplant and precision medicine; and new and expanded Emergency Department. 

“Getting Health Care Right means never accepting the status quo and ensuring then entire Cincinnati community has access to the most cutting edge, technologically advanced care available,” Clement said. “And that is why we are continuing to invest in our leading network of hospitals, outpatient ambulatory campuses, and physician practices – to ensure patients receive the best possible care in every setting.”

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