June 1, 2021
The TRIMEDX team at Rush Copley Medical Center was recently featured in TechNation as Department of the Month.
During the past year, many biomed departments have had to add special projects to address the unique needs that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals. The clinical engineering team took on additional duties that permitted the facility to provide care for more COVID patients.
“This was a challenging year, and the team was there for each other, the hospital and the community of Aurora. COVID-19 presented challenges, as we saw surges require the conversion of general areas to ICU COVID units. TRIMEDX was at the forefront with our health care partners in the incident commands and in the frontlines providing solutions,” Site Manager Shawn Molloy says.
He says during this past year, the clinical engineering team evaluated and redesigned the telemetry overview area which oversees a significant number of patients.
“With the addition of COVID units, the facility layout did not support adding additional clinical staff to monitor more patients. At no additional cost to the hospital, our team was able to install a new design that allowed for the addition of 32 beds to the monitoring system, as well as an additional clinician to monitor,” Molloy says.