Despite the challenges faced by our health care frontline heroes, both in our community and across our country, CMC has continued to respond with urgently needed care while improving its facilities and services, now and in the future.
One of the latest improvements at CMC is a newly built, state-of-the-art laboratory that provides diagnostic lab services combined with consultation from experienced pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists. This new lab features an extensive chemistry menu of in-house testing, as well as other advanced laboratory instruments to perform immunology, immunohematology, hematology, and coagulation studies.
The CMC lab continues to provide quality patient care and clinical excellence in diagnostics that our patients, as well as our area providers, have come to expect. Over 90% of our lab testing is performed in-house which gives CMC providers fast, reliable turnaround time to properly diagnose and care for patients. This means less waiting time for patients’ lab results, and as a result, if physician treatment is in order, that process can begin sooner.
With the safety of patients and staff being even more of a concern in this COVID era, CMC has installed new equipment to facilitate a safer environment while at the hospital and clinics.
Upon entering, there are new automatic doors in place to eliminate touching door handles, easing the process for entering and exiting. Also, as a precautionary measure, there are now thermal cameras at each hospital and clinic entrance to detect the body temperature of people entering the buildings.
Newly-installed abatement air scrubbers are in use in all waiting rooms as well as in the eight designated COVID patient care rooms, which adds further protective methods for those patients, as well as for the providers who are caring for the patients.
The Board and management of Citizens Medical Center and its clinics have continuously made efforts to ensure having the physicians, nurses, and support staff to effectively provide dedicated quality care with local convenience.