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West Chester Hospital to expand ICU

December 3, 2013  |  West Chester Hospital
West Chester Hospital

Dayton Business Journal

West Chester Hospital has expanded its intensive care services.

The hospital has doubled the number of beds in its Intensive Care Unit to 36. Clinical space on the northeast wing of the hospital has been expanded as well, with final safety inspections to be completed by Thursday.

This comes as the hospital, affiliated with UC Health, seeks to gain a greater piece of the market share in south Dayton and north Cincinnati. In May, a $135 million expansion project for the hospital was announced.

Since then, the 160-bed hospital has gained provisional status as a Level III Trauma Center.

“Expansion of the ICU department will allow us to accommodate a greater number of patients receiving highly specialized or complex surgical procedures,” said Dr. Kevin Joseph, president and CEO, in a statement. “In addition, our service-line offering will continue to expand to accommodate more acutely ill patients, both medical and surgical, while providing the same level of quality, safety and comfort that we have always delivered.”