The Hauenstein Neuroscience Center promotes an interdisciplinary approach centralizing all neurological services in one place, under one roof. Doctors, nurses and other staff members can easily collaborate and quickly share information, and patients don’t have to wait long periods of time or travel to see different medical providers.
All of our inpatient rooms are “acuity adaptable,” so there is no need to transfer patients to other units as their conditions change. We bring all the necessary staff and equipment to the patient. Fewer transfers improve patient safety and care by minimizing the risk of miscommunication.
From admission to discharge, Saint Mary's staff members follow a detailed plan to coordinate the care of each patient and significantly reduce the chance for medical errors. As shifts change, the staff conducts bedside reports in the patients’ presence to assure no information is lost during the hand-off.
Saint Mary’s employs certified neuroscience nurses who undergo in-depth training in caring for patients with neurological disorders. “This has provided a higher level of neuroscience knowledge for our nurses, which, in turn, has helped nurses to identify subtle changes in our patients,” Clinical Services Director Leanna Krukowski said. “By recognizing subtle changes, we are able to act quicker when planning the best care for patients.”