Campaign to raise $20 million for technology in the new Northwest Patient Tower
St. Jude Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $20 million to fund equipment and technology for surgery suites and patient rooms in the new Northwest Patient Tower, opening in the fall of 2014. To date, we have raised over $15 million toward that goal!
As of January 2015, St. Jude Medical Center's two original buildings, opened in 1957 and 1962, will no longer meet seismic standards for acute care hospitals. Construction of the Northwest Patient Tower has been strategically timed to replace patient rooms, inpatient operating rooms, and acute care services in the original buildings.
Two Floors with New Private Patient Rooms
The change to private patient rooms will greatly improve:
- Comfort: Larger rooms will comfortably accommodate visiting family members and the latest medical equipment
- Safety: Electronic medical records will be at the bedside in every room, helping clinicians safely coordinate treatment
- Privacy: Nearly all of the new patient rooms will be private, allowing for discrete discussions and care
- Healing: Every room will have natural light and access to a nearby outdoor healing garden
Entire Floor for Surgical Services
Replacing the 10 current operating rooms, the new Integrated Surgical Suites will provide surgeons with advanced technologies and optimal conditions for the newest minimally-invasive and traditional surgical procedures. The surgical floor will house:
- one Neurosurgery Suite with an intra-operative MRI and state-of-the-art BrainLab software
- one Cardiovascular Hybrid Surgical Suite with robotic C-arm imaging
- one Cardiovascular Integrated Surgical Suite
- five Orthopaedic Integrated Surgical Suites
- six Integrated General Surgery Suites