Sometimes, the difference is in the design.
From the labor and delivery room, there is a special “pass-through window” directly to the NICU. This allows at-risk babies to go immediately from the delivery room to the care providers who can help them.
In addition, the medical center’s NICU is designed to promote privacy and peace. Instead of keeping the babies in one open room, the unit is partitioned into several smaller, quieter rooms.
The unit also provides high-level technology including conventional and high-frequency mechanical ventilation, laser eye surgery, and patent ductus (heart) surgery.
Cardiology Catheterization Lab
The technology at Intermountain Medical Center allows clinicians to follow their patients from the time they enter the hospital until they’re discharged. The data that’s logged in the patient’s computerized chart is available to the patient’s entire clinical team. All care providers are able to follow online the patient’s “diagnostic tree” – the imaging exams, physicians’ notes, and results of previous tests, which can be compared to the patient’s current tests.
This new technology gives the cardiac cath lab the ability to:
- Get better information
- Access information immediately
- Use that information to make better clinical decisions
- Present more information to patients
The Outpatient Imaging department at Intermountain Medical Center is among the sleekest, most advanced in the United States.
The technology includes:
- Two 64-slice CT scanners for high-end cardiac imaging; body imaging; and neurological, musculoskeletal and spine imaging
- Two 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners for high-end neuro, body, spine, musculoskeletal, cardiac, and breast imaging
- Four high-end ultrasound machines
- Three nuclear medicine cameras
- One PET/CT scanner
- Two direct digital general radiology rooms
- Three direct digital fluoroscopic rooms
- One dedicated direct digital chest room
Benefit to patients
With this technology, clinicians have the ability to manipulate and reconstruct images into two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats and rotate them to focus on exactly what they need to see. Imaging is completely digital, which means images are sharper, more accurate and can be distributed more easily to the care providers who need them. All resulting in better care, faster results, and less time required to complete imaging tests.