Lonesome Pine Hospital celebrated the opening of an expansion of the continuum of care Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by hospital representatives, Wellmont Health System, and the community.
Conditions where the hospital might utilize the intensive care unit include:
– Respiratory failure with intubation
– Congestive heart failure
– Diabetes emergencies
– High-risk surgery with multiple medical problems
– Severe pancreatitis
– Uncontrolled blood pressure at high levels
Hospital President Dale Clark says because the intensive care unit will be located adjacent to the medical-surgical unit, Lonesome Pine will have the capability to provide additional nursing support to intensive care patients, when needed.
This addition is the latest in a number of new additions in recent years including a sleep evaluation center, an expansion and renovation to the Birthing Inn and a wound care center with hyperbarics.