Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Monument Health adds six ICU rooms to Rapid City hospital
alert top story

Monument Health adds six ICU rooms to Rapid City hospital

  • Updated
ICU room

The six new ICU rooms at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital are more spacious than the average patient room to allow for more equipment, monitors and medical staff. The large glass doors allow caregivers to closely observe ICU patients.

Monument Health recently completed construction of six new Intensive Care Unit rooms at its Rapid City hospital.

The new rooms were built in response to expanding demand for medical and surgical services, especially cardiothoracic surgery, at Monument Health, according to a news release.

Support Local Journalism

Your membership makes our reporting possible.

“Bringing six more ICU rooms online fills an important need for our region. We will be able to take care of more people than ever before, and we can care for more patients sent to us from community hospitals in the area,” Paulette Davidson, Monument Health President and CEO, said in the release.

The rooms are on the fifth floor of the hospital in a remodeled and refitted patient care area. Monument invested $2.3 million into the new rooms.

Monument Health cardiovascular specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and other specialists are providing increasingly complex care to patients, which increases the need for ICU rooms, George Sazama, Director of Intensive Care, said in the release.

To accommodate more equipment, monitors and medical staff, the rooms are two to three times the size of a standard hospital room. The new rooms also have extra oxygen lines and other infrastructure to allow for a higher level of care. ICU rooms have large glass doors so nurses can better observe patients in their care.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

And where do they think people are going to find parking downtown before boarding a shuttle? This problem should have been solved before a sin…

Who gets more attacks in “Two Cents” than Gov. Noem? Our friends across the country have nothing but praise for her and her administrative actions.

It seems to me that if Central States Fair wants more money then raising ticket prices or getting some of the vision funds from sales tax are …

Dale Tech said, "If the rates don’t increase, the division’s reserve funds will be depleted by 2024.” I say, “Maybe the division should start …

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alert

Breaking News