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Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital at 19 PDF Print E-mail

 

Celebrating 19 Years of Marked Improvement and Growth

 

 

khmh 1995 to 2014Since Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) opened its doors in 1995 it has continually expanded to meet the medical demands of the People of Belize.

On Monday September 15th, 2014, KHMH will be celebrating its 19 year anniversary and a thanks giving ceremony will be held highlighting the growth and improvements of KHMH through the years. As part of the service, both the newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Adult Intensive Care unit will be revealed to all and the KHMH STAT laboratory will be renamed in honor of Mrs. Maria Elena Sylvestre, retired board member.

 

Highlights:

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Originally built to house 9 patients at any given time, the NICU has long out-grown its original capacity due to population growth and increased service demand. On average it has more than 450 admissions per year.

Today, the newly renovated NICU can safely accommodate up to 21 patients with parallel upgrades in the operational departments and clinical services.

 

Adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Two years ago, KHMH management saw the need to upgrade the existing Adult ICU thus allowing for a complete modernization with a view to improve the management of the critically ill patients.

Today the Adult ICU can house 7 patients at any one time and manages more than 150 critically ill patients.

 

KHMH Laboratory

Known as the “StatLab” with an original purpose to produce quick test and operating on a 24 hour basis, On Monday September 15th, 2014 the stat lab will be renamed in honor of a retired Board of Governors member, Mrs. Marie E Sylvestre Laboratory. The laboratory has long been operating pass its original function and is today producing tests for over 2, 500 patients per month.

 

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