Transforming ProMedica For Our Future Generations
We cannot wait to welcome you to ProMedica Toledo Hospital’s Generations Tower. We are anticipating that your time in Generations Tower will be an experience unlike any other in our region.
Whether you are new to the Toledo Hospital campus or are familiar with the hospital, you soon will see that Generations Tower is just as grand inside the walls as its reflection is on the outside. Our staff will be able to respond to patients much quicker, collaborate together close by to patient rooms, and will quickly be able get medicine or supplies all while staying on the patient’s floor. Through innovative technology and amenities, we want to make sure that our patients' and guests' experience will be exceptional – simply the best.
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Generation's Care Advancements
Choose from 400+ parking spots between surface level parking and underground parking to serve entrances A & B for Generations Tower. Plus, the underground parking leads patients and visitors onto the ornamental staircase or elevators that bring you right up into the lobby of Entrance A.
Finding registration will be very convenient as it is located between the A & B lobbies. As you enter Generations Tower, from either lobby, you will be greeted with friendly faces to provide direction and information.
Patient rooms were created to reduce falls and improve mobility while ensuring patient safety. Ceiling lifts, gait belt and walker are all included in patient rooms. Many non-invasive procedures and tests are able to be done in the patient room to promote better healing for patients.
Responsiveness of staff
Each unit’s layout includes charting alcoves with viewing windows into patient rooms for caregiver observation of patient.
Receive Meals Quicker and Warmer
The new basement kitchen is more efficient due to the larger space. This leads to quicker service through a dedicated food service elevator that makes the food travel from kitchen to patient room much quicker for warmer meals.
Private patient room – Created to reduce falls and improve mobility while ensuring patient safety and better healing.
Collaboration hub – Staff are able to meet and come together while still being close to patient.
Charting alcove – Caregivers are able to stay close to and view the patient while conducting their charting and paperwork.
Nurse server – Improve responsiveness of staff as they will now be able to keep supplies and medications close to the patient.
Sonifi – Patient rooms will be enhanced with smart technology, such as TV entertainment and education, to promote engagement and improve satisfaction.
Hotel like amenities
Patients have a safe for valuables, large screen TV, tiled private bathroom, game system plugin, sleeper couch, and natural light and views from the window in each room.
Mobile Phone Integration
WiFi enabled “smart beds” are able to send bed alarm alerts to caregiver’s mobile phone for a quicker and more efficient notification to staff. Patients are also able to call nurses through their “smart beds,” too.
Nurse server in every room
The nurse server is a locked, two-way access type of cupboard/safe in each room. It can be accessed inside the patient room and by caregivers from the hallway. The nurse server will improve responsiveness of staff as they will now be able keep supplies and medications close to the patient. As a result, patients will not be disturbed by caregivers having to enter the room to deliver and administer medication or deliver a pillow or blanket, for example.
Room darkening shades
Within the private rooms, patients have room darkening shades to promote better sleep.
Walking Distance for Team is Cut in Half
A nurse walks on an average of 2.5 – 3 miles a shift. The Generations Tower design team took this into consideration when creating the layout of the tower and units. As a result, caregivers will spend more time at bed side as they won’t have to travel as far for medications or supplies for a patient, as it will be much more accessible on their floor or unit.
Easier Access to Medicine and Supplies
Point of care medications will be located in a patient’s Nurse Server. There will also be a pharmacy robot that is able to produce patient specific packaging of medications through 24-hour supply of medications that will go directly into the Nurse Server. This will reduce medication errors and assist with pain management.
Growing Academic Medical Center
Staff will be integrated with collaboration hubs where nurses and residents can come together as one to care for patients and learn.
Collaborative Meeting Areas
The conference rooms, collaboration hubs and break rooms on each floor allow staff to meet and come together while being close to the patient.
Growing Academic Medical Center – Each unit's layout includes meeting areas on patient floors so residents and staff can meet but still be close to the patient.
I have a couple of stories. I have worked in both current towers. My mom is a nurse here, along with my brother, and myself. My parents at Toledo Hospital. My brother and I were also both born here. My dad is an EMT-P in the EC. I have also had all three of my daughters here.
Shannon R. Laney, BSN, RN at ProMedica Toledo Hospital
I have worked at ProMedica in a few different roles but I began my career at Toledo Hospital in 1989 as a new graduate of Ohio State’s respiratory therapy program. My specialization in college was neonatal/pediatric respiratory therapy so that was my passion and where I worked most often. My daughter graduated from UT with her BSN in 2015 and began working at ProMedica Toledo Hospital in 2016 on 19 EW. In July of 2018, she gave birth to her first child and my first grandchild but she was born at only 28 weeks gestation due to pre-eclampsia complications. It was so scary to be on the patient/family side of the NICU but it was also very comforting to see many of the women I had worked with when I first started my career still worked there and many remembered me! So we actually have 3 generations affected by ProMedica Toledo Hospital between me, my daughter and my granddaughter! We are proud to be members of the ProMedica family.”
Cheryl Futton, BS, RRT
My mom, Marilyn Coy Martin was a 1953 graduate of Toledo School of Nursing. Worked at Toledo Hospital for a short time after graduation before moving over to St. Charles Hospital. She delivered all 4 of us children at TH even though we lived in Oregon. I am a 1982 graduate of Toledo Hospital School of Nursing and worked at TH until moving to Bay Park when that opened in 1999; I still work in the ProMedica system. I met my husband Kevin, a co-worker at TH and I delivered all 3 of my daughters at TH. Even though none of my daughters have an interest in nursing, I am fortunate to have a son-in-law, Jason Knotts who recently graduated from Owens College, is an RN and now works at TH in the Adult ICU. I would also like to mention the myriad longtime friendships which stem from this source.
Renee Harrington, BSN, RN