New Outpatient Center At Mercy | VideoEvan Kruegel | 9/19/2012
"This is an amazing facility. Our goal was to combine the best healthcare, with the best of the hospitality industry, and that`s what we`ve built,Ē said Mercy Medical CEO Matt Grimshaw.
The building is designed around comfort with plenty of natural light and private rooms. Out-of-state family members can even look in on the birthing process through a computer.
"The building is entirely Wi-Fi equipped, we have fireplaces in every birthing suite, we have jacuzzi tubs, we`ll have bath robes like you`d find at a high end hotel, everything about your stay here is designed to feel like you`re getting it at a hotel right here in our hospital", said Grimshaw.
But the facility is about more than just glamour. They`ll have the best equipment money can buy.
"Our new operating rooms are really the nicest you can have. There is not a surgical suite in the Western United States that is better. We have the best available right here in Williston."
With outpatient services in high demand, the facility allows the hospital to adapt to the younger demographic making their way to the region.
"Nearly 75 percent of our surgeries performed here at mercy would qualify for outpatient. So everything from a minor laceration, to an orthopedic procedure, to general surgery, we can do all of that in this facility because technology has advanced to the point where the recovery period is shorter. And if your recovery is less than 24 hours we can offer that service here."
The outpatient facility also includes the Birthplace at Mercy center, which allows new moms to be in and out of the hospital, in less than a day.
"We are the first to offer a hospital based, outpatient birthing option, where a mom can choose to have a shorter recovery. Everything from a natural experience to full conventional hospital intervention, all in one location."
The $20 million facility will officially open in October.