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St. David’s HealthCare recently announced the opening of its new intensive care unit (ICU) at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. The new ICU ensures St. David’s Georgetown Hospital will continue to meet the need for high-quality acute care for Williamson County’s increasing Georgetown population and provide the opportunity for future expansions as the community needs it.

The state-of-the-art ICU features 10 critical care beds, including two isolation rooms; the latest monitoring equipment and technology; a dedicated waiting room; and shelled space for four additional critical care beds to be added as demand warrants. The expansion increases the ICU from 2,200 square feet to 11,500 square feet. This $7.7 million capital investment will provide around-the-clock care for patients with critical conditions in Georgetown and surrounding communities.

In anticipation of this expansion, St. David’s Georgetown Hospital began hiring additional staff members in 2014. The hospital plans to add a fourth full-time critical care physician later this year, which will provide physician coverage to support anticipated future growth.

The opening of the ICU coincides with the 10th anniversary of the hospital joining St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas. Over the past decade, St. David’s HealthCare has invested $45 million in St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.

Above (L to R): Donna Langbein, physician and provider relations director; Gary Dent, director of critical care; Esther Fields, M.D., pulmonary physician; Dominic deKeratry, M.D., medical director of the intensive care unit; Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross; Hugh Brown, chief executive officer; along with officials from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and many others celebrate the opening of the newly expanded ICU at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.

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