New Intensive Care Unit
at Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital
The Optimal Environment for Care
This exciting and necessary investment in a brand-new Intensive Care Unit at Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital will provide an optimal environment for the care of our most critical patients. Replacing the existing ICU has been a long-term wish for Redwood Memorial. Serving an average 325 patients a year, the current ICU is small, outdated, and can be a challenging space to work in.
Thanks to the efforts of hospital administration, donor support, and key community partnerships, we now have the opportunity to build a new, modern, 4-bed ICU. Plans for the new space will utilize the area previously occupied by Obstetrics. The new, expanded ICU will house larger patient rooms, a nurses’ station, and additional space for offices, equipment, and meeting areas, plus a family waiting room, and a staff lounge.
The unit will be more efficient and spacious for medical staff as well as more comforting for patients’ families to visit.
While Providence is constantly investing in Humboldt by keeping our equipment current, the financial impact of COVID on hospitals across the country continues to limit capital spending. For that reason, this important project will not be possible without philanthropy.
A True Impact
“The Intensive Care Unit is, in some ways, the very heart of a hospital. It is the place where patients go when they are the sickest, the frailest, the most vulnerable. It is critically important that these patients, and their families, have confidence in the facility that is caring for them. In addition to allowing us to provide better care, a new ICU will improve our ability to recruit talented, skilled, invested staff to the area... it is a statement of investment in Redwood Memorial Hospital, our patients, and this community that we serve.” – Brandon Bireley, MD, General Surgeon
“Redwood Memorial Hospital has been nationally recognized for the exceptional quality medical care it provides. It continually strives to maintain a facility of the highest quality and is now in need of upgrading its ICU to be state of the art. The ICU beds are essential to continue providing other much needed medical services… as well as to keep as many hospital beds as possible available in Humboldt County. Accomplishing this will require significant community support.” - John Montgomery, MD, RMH Surgeon for 40+ years