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|ICU bed with articulating arm|
|Critical Care patient bed|
|Critical Care waiting area|
When builders erected the Critical Care Tower in 2004, they left the top three floors as open spaces in order to accommodate future health care needs of the community. In 2006, voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition G, a ballot initiative to finance and complete the 3 floors as well as renovate and expand other areas of the 55-year-old hospital.
For patients and visitors, the expanded E&CCC raises the bar in the way health care is delivered in East County. The building itself is an architectural jewel, with soaring windows, ample natural light, sleek modern surfaces, soothing colors, guest patios and beautiful views of the surrounding hills.
Private rooms equipped with showers and flat-screen TVs contribute to the healing environment. For the comfort of patients' loved ones, every room is furnished with either a couch or a reclining chair that converts to a bed.
The expansion added 24 intensive care unit beds on the second level and 66 monitored (med/surge) beds on the 4th and 5th levels — bringing the total bed count at the hospital to 536. In all, more than two-thirds of the hospital’s acute-care beds are private.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital serves an estimated 100,000 emergency patients annually and has reduced wait times in the emergency room.
The expanded E&CCC is the latest evidence that Sharp Grossmont Hospital is delivering on its promise to meet the health care needs of East County residents.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital wishes to express our gratitude to our community for embracing this project with the passage of Proposition G. We also applaud the hundreds of donors whose vision and generosity helped make this facility possible. Lastly, we want to recognize our partner, Grossmont Healthcare District, for its role in managing the expansion.
|The New Emergency and Critical Care Center (E&CCC) |
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Level 2 and Level 5 patient rooms, nursing stations and guest lounges and meet an ICU nurse who shares how this building is improving emergency and critical care for the residents of East County.