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PACU / Recover Room Construction Project

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PACU / Recover Room Construction Project

The development of a brand-new Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at Confluence Health Hospital | Central Campus (CWH) started construction on Monday, July 12. Due to this construction, some areas on the CWH campus will be fenced off for the duration of the project, ending early spring 2022. Parking could be affected, so please plan accordingly, and use the parking garage if needed.

What is the PACU and why expand?

The PACU is a critical care unit where patients who have received anesthesia are closely monitored during phase 1 of their recovery. The patient’s vital signs are monitored, and pain management begins. The PACU is close to the operating room to make it easy access for the anesthesiologist and surgeons to be readily available if a change in the patient’s status occurs. The nursing staff are skilled in recognizing and managing problems for patients after receiving anesthesia. The PACU utilizes evidence-based protocols to improve the structure of care for high-risk surgical patients. It is also a specialty area that is solely for postoperative care with nurses that are dedicated in providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. This expansion will provide a higher quality of care to our patients through the addition of 10 beds bringing the total bed count in the PACU to 20, which will better support our 12 operating rooms, OB, Cath Lab and Diagnostic Imaging.