HCA Virginia December 04, 2017

Chippenham Hospital Opens Short Term Stay Unit

Richmond, Va. (Nov. 30, 2017) – HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital added a new Short Term Stay Unit (SSU), which focuses on safe and high quality patient care and allows patients the comfort of semi-private rooms to visit with friends and family.

The 20-bed unit offers targeted care for patients from the emergency room, cardiac catheterization lab or surgery who require observation for 23 hours or less and meet the requirements for being discharged as soon as clinical conditions are resolved.

“Our patients are our highest priority, and we want to ensure their comfort at all times,” said Greg Lowe, chief executive officer of Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “We’re proud to offer specialized experts with high assessment skills in a dedicated area designed for treating patients requiring a shorter hospital stay.”

According to Lowe, the SSU will allow patients to visit with friends and family just as they would in a typical hospital room outside of limited visiting areas such as the emergency room and surgery center. It also is a “Hospital of the Future” unit featuring the latest state-of-the-art technology, electronic care boards, a new call system and iMobile technology, which allows patients to directly contact nursing staff.

About HCA Virginia

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 29 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, and two urgent care centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $251.6 million in uncompensated care and pays $82.3 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes five imaging centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and seven hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, and Spotsylvania Regional.