El Centro Regional Medical Center is ready, after months of installation and planning, to activate a new wireless telephone communication system that will permit nurses, physicians and other attendants to heighten the efficiency of patient care.
Hospital trustees in September committed $130,469 to cover the cost of obtaining the upgraded hospitalwide telephone system that provides 30 wireless phones at key positions throughout the hospital.
David Selman, the hospital's chief executive officer, evaluated the system at two hospitals with which he was previously associated and found it to be "an excellent system to make the working lives of our nurses, clinical staff and physicians more efficient."
Upon his arrival at El Centro Regional, he asked the staff to explore implementation of the wireless system here.
"Our physicians and clinical staff work hard to care for our patients," he added.
"Anything we can do to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their communications is of interest to us."