Los Al Medical Center opens new Step-Down-Unit

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LAMC CEO Kent Clayton cuts ribbon on its new Step-Down-Unit.

Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) has opened a new Step-Down Unit (SDU) to provide the highest-quality care in the most appropriate setting.

The new LAMC Step Down Unit, with its modern technology that includes on-the-wall computer units, provides a higher level of care than regular telemetry units (rooms with vital sign monitors that continuously transmit data, such as your heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure) while giving the flexibility to be used as a telemetry unit, if needed.

“We are really excited to be opening this new unit – I’m proud to be able to add this level of service for the patients in our community,” said Kent Clayton, Chief Executive Officer of Los Alamitos Medical Center. “We’ve created spacious rooms with advanced technology that will allow our staff to provide great care to our patients. We really appreciate the hard work of everyone to get the unit ready to open.”

In addition to the state-of-the art technology, the new SDU has 18 beds and single rooms to help with patient flow from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which means LAMC is better equipped to serve the community during this upcoming flu season.

“Our team is ready to care for patients and our new Step Down Unit provides the right level of care to best serve our community,” said hospital Chief Nursing Officer Judy Chabot.
SDU’s are hospital units for patients that no longer are required to be in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or a Critical Care Unit (CCU) but are not yet well enough to be in the general care unit.

Los Al Medical Center opens new Step-Down-Unit