Building on Tradition, Caring for Your Future
CVMC has a rich 46 year history of continual improvement in patient care and the patient experience at our community hospital. Our mission, to provide quality health care to the public, has driven our plans to build a new women’s and oncology pavilion scheduled to open in early 2013.
Comprehensive Cancer Center
CVMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is the home to many dedicated, compassionate, and highly qualified staff. As a true testimony to quality care, 100% of the nurses are Chemotherapy certified and in addtion to that, 67% of the nurses are Oncology specialty certification. Within these new walls, patients will receive exceptional care povided by devoted nurses.
To hear how Amanda Piotrowski, BSN, RN (Oncology Unit) feels the care she provides will be impacted, click here!
Outpatient Infusion Center
This new state-of-the-art Infusion Center is projected to serve over 4,600 local residents each year in its sixteen treatment bays, including four private rooms. With its spacious and beautiful décor, the infusion center is designed to minimize the stress of repeated, physically draining visits. A ‘club area’, designed to provide a relaxed setting for patients and families to talk, is introduced for the first time.
Cancer Center Garden
Many patients draw strength from the beauty and serenity of nature which inspired the plan to include a beautiful outdoor garden that is visible and accessible from the Infusion Center.
Inpatient Oncology Unit
Sometimes patients and/or worried family members need a few moments alone, to “re-group” away from busy treatment areas or patient rooms. This understanding inspired the plan to create a Meditation Room that will add one more dimension to the complete healing environment.
Center for Women and Children
Catawba Valley Medical Center has long been recognized for its outstanding obstetrics care. In pursuit of continued excellence we have designed parts of the pavilion designated for the special needs of moms and babies. Included in the design is a specialty gift shop conveniently located in the entrance way with items of special interest for moms and babies.
To hear how Brittanee Garrison, BSN, RN-C-EFM (Resource Coordinator Birthing Center) feels the new facilities will impact her care, click below!
Enhanced Obstetrical Care
The new pavilion will provide eighteen spacious state-of-the-arts Labor and Delivery Room. In addition, there will be a designated Cesarean room to ensure the specialized needs of patients are
met. To ensure that, during peak use periods, expectant moms can be effectively screened and quickly transferred to an appropriate treatment area, a separate Labor Triage area is created. Each labor, delivery and postpartum room (LDRP) will have a specially designed soaking tub designed for the comfort of women in labor or newly postpartum. Wireless telemetry monitoring will be available to each laboring woman. This ensures all women have the option of laboring in the soaking tub or ambulating in the hall or room to increase comfort without sacrificing safety.
The Special Care Nursery
An astounding 80% of births in our area talking place right in this hospital as CMVC is widely recognized as providing outstanding care for high risk pregnancies and for at risk newborns. That is why the enhancement plans include a new 15,000 square foot Special Care Nursery, designed to aid infants struggling to overcome a wide range of problems, such as premature birth, or respiratory problems to name a couple. This new Special Care Nursery, equipped with twelve of the most technologically advanced infant treatment beds available, will be an invaluable asset. In addition, it provides much larger treatment areas will, a much needed physician-family conference room, and a bonding-room where parents can spend time with their infant.
By building a better hospital, we will meet the current and future needs of our community as well as those of our doctors, nurses, and support staff. Most importantly, the new hospital will allow us to continue living CVMC’s mission “to provide quality healthcare, to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of the public and be a center of health education, wellness services, preventive medicine and acute care throughout Catawba County and surrounding areas.”