HCMC Installs New Monitor System to Improve Patient Care

CUTLINE: Pictured are DeAnn Berry, Director of CCU and Cardiac Rehab and Betty Jurnett, RN using the new monitoring system, Mindray BeneVision, at HCMC.

Paris, TN – Henry County Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit is excited to announce the launch of its new monitoring system for patient care, Mindray BeneVision.  The CCU is the first of several units that will install the system to facilitate better continuity of care for our patients and more detailed monitoring to indicate the status of our patients.

The Mindray BeneVision monitoring system will allow better workflow for the HCMC nursing team and more efficient communication with our providers.  By standardizing equipment within the organization, this system will be utilized in multiple departments of the hospital making transporting and transferring patients much easier and more efficient.

The Mindray BeneVision system is similar to the previous system in the hospital, but it has much expanded capabilities and many user-friendly functions that the previous system did not provide.  With this advanced equipment, nurses can now monitor continuous body temperature and end tidal CO2 monitoring.  This is an especially important function for our ventilated patients and other patients that need a higher level of care with the least invasive devices to support their needs. Mindray will be able to perform 12 lead EKGs at the patient’s bedside with this advanced technology as well.  These functions will improve patient care, improve staff satisfaction, and provide seamless documentation into the medical record.  The system will also improve provider communication as they will now be able to view telemetry rhythms on mobile devices.

The new system will implement new elements of continuous monitoring via invasive and non-invasive options for more specific patient care.  This new system will help us advance our standard of care toward our goal of reaching gold standards.  Henry County Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit is growing in volumes and escalation of patient acuity, which means we have more patients who are sicker coming and staying in our facility.   By using this new monitoring system, patient care at HCMC continues to be enhanced and nurse satisfaction has increased.

“Critical Care nursing is a passion of mine and I am more than excited to see HCMC take the next steps in caring for the critically ill patients here in Paris TN,” said DeAnn Berry, Director of CCU and Cardiac Rehab.  “We are growing as an organization and we are making strong attempts to care for the patients of this community here in the hospital when able.”

Mindray is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of medical device solutions and technologies used in healthcare facilities around the globe. They believe they can change lives by making the most advanced healthcare technology attainable for all. They do this by empowering healthcare professionals through innovative, high-value solutions that help create the next generation of life-saving tools across patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery and ultrasound imaging.  Mindray North America is headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey. The Ultrasound Innovation Center is located in San Jose, California with additional facilities in Nashville, Tennessee and Seattle, Washington.

For more information about HCMC and our services, check us out online at www.hcmc-tn.org.

About Henry County Medical Center

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.