State Representative Mandy Wright visits Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital
Newly elected 85th Wisconsin State Assembly District Representative Mandy Wright recently visited Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston to learn more about the facility, Ministry Health Care and its efforts to improve patient quality and safety through the use of technology.
During the more than two-hour visit on Monday, February 25, senior leaders and staff introduced Wright to one of the first fully all-digital hospitals in the country and demonstrated several examples of how the innovative use of technology is making a difference in providing patient care for people in central Wisconsin.
“Health care is a major issue for the residents of my district,” said Wright. “It’s also a major driver for our community as the industry provides thousands of jobs for those who live here and its important for me to learn more about our high-quality health care systems and what they have offer.”
Highlights of a facility tour featured the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where leaders showcased how staff is partnering with Advanced ICU Care to implement a collaborative Electronic-ICU program. Wright also visited a recently remodeled physical therapy gym located directly on the hospitals orthopedic unit and learned how it is shortening length of stay and contributing to outstanding clinical outcomes for total joint replacements. She also learned how Ministry’s Saint Clare’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program is providing a safety net for victims of abuse in the Emergency Department and how patient satisfaction scores in Ministry Saint Clare’s Family Birth Center are among the highest in the country.
“We were happy to share with Representative Wright some of our success stories in improving quality and lowering costs with the use of technology to compliment our bedside care,” said Ministry Saint Clare’s President Mary Krueger.