When your loved one is critically ill, no one wants to have to travel away from home to receive health care.

Thanks to a $20,000 POWER UP grant, along with other contributions, the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Seguin and its patients will reap the rewards of enhanced health services with a highly sophisticated piece of equipment.

The hospital’s new hemodynamic monitoring system will enable hospital staff to better monitor the internal systems of critically ill patients in the ER (emergency room), OR (operating room), and ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and will complement GRMC’s expanded cardiology program. This new unit can help provide a higher level of local care.

The impact of having this equipment available isn’t just in the City of Seguin, where the GMRC is located. The GRMC serves many communities within Guadalupe County, Wilson County and surrounding areas, adding up to an inpatient population of nearly 5,000. This higher level of care not only will result in a better patient outcome, but also help keep local revenue in the area.

“Many patients prefer to come to GRMC for their health care needs. Their families are close and transporting to another facility can be a hardship for patients and their families. We want to serve the community with the highest level of quality care possible.” Daphne Blake, Chief Nursing Officer, GRMC

 

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