Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus Expands Services Monday, April 12, 2010
The Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus Observation Unit recently became the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus Inpatient Unit. The change allows patients to be admitted as inpatients and to stay at the facility for more than one night.
Craig Gosdin, MD, Medical Director, Liberty Inpatient Unit, said that he and his staff are looking forward to the change. “We are excited about this development and we expect that it will result in improved patient care and a better experience for families,” he said.
At the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus, there are eight operating rooms available for a variety of general and specialty procedures, including: dentistry and oral surgery, orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, adolescent gynecology, general surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology (ENT). A helipad and a Mobile Intensive Care Unit are available around the clock for special situations that require patients to be transferred to the Cincinnati Children’s main campus, located at Burnet Ave.
The guidelines for what patients are best suited to stay overnight at the Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus Inpatient Unit include:
- Patients who have illness that require admission for up to five days.
- Patients who are not anticipated to require Pediatric Intensive Care or subspecialty care/consultation.
The physicians involved in the care of patients with more severe illnesses or conditions will work with the patients’ families to decide when a patient should be sent to the Burnet campus.
Dr. Gosdin said that by increasing the services at the Liberty Campus, doctors will be able to meet the needs of more patients. “We also expect that by increasing our scope of care, we will be able to provide care for more patients, decrease the number of transfers between Liberty Campus and Main Campus and improve patient flow throughout the CCHMC system.”
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