Twenty observation beds will be moved today (Jan. 6) from two locations in J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to the hospital’s new southeast tower.

Thirteen beds will be moved from the Emergency Department and seven from 2E to their new location, 3SE.

Also, a new, expanded adult critical care unit has been added to the third floor of the southeast tower.

Here is an update of room locations and names:

  • Eight beds from the old Medical/Surgical Intensive Care (MICU) on Ruby Memorial’s sixth floor are no longer ICU beds and will become observation beds.
  • Ten beds from the old MICU are now the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit.
  • 5 SE is now the MICU (Medical Intensive Care)
  • 5 NE continues to be SICU (Surgical Intensive Care)

The breakdown of floors in the new tower is as follows:

  • First floor: clinic space/exam rooms
  • Second floor: 10 OR and procedure rooms, plus pre- and post-op
  • Third floor: 28 ICU rooms
  • Fourth floor: 22 exam rooms
  • Fifth floor: 28 MICU beds
  • Sixth floor: 30 pediatric beds
  • Seventh floor: Heart and Vascular Institute offices
  • Eighth floor: shell space
  • Ninth floor: 32 acute care beds
  • Tenth floor: 32 acute care beds
    Julia Vaglienti, RN, moves an observation patient into a room on 3SE of the new tower Jan. 6.