(844) 274-8497



Emergency Department at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Now Seeing Patients in New Rapid Care Rooms


St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), a Dignity Health hospital, is pleased to introduce the newly modernized rapid care rooms as part of its impressive Emergency Department (ED) expansion.

CAMARILLO, CA – (March 27, 2018) – St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), a Dignity Health hospital, is pleased to introduce the newly modernized rapid care rooms as part of its impressive Emergency Department (ED) expansion. Currently, the 14-bed ED sees an average of 24,000 cases a year, with the addition of rapid care rooms, visiting ED patients with less severe emergencies will now receive direct access to prompt care in a relaxed and healing space, further reducing wait times and increasing efficiency.

 
 
The ED renovation project which began last year has reconfigured the patient registration space to accommodate a new rapid care area equipped with one new triage bay for prompt patient assessment, three all new rapid care rooms and a remodeled waiting room with a new reception station.

“We are excited to see the benefits the rapid care rooms will provide our patients. In our Emergency Department we see some of the shortest wait times in California,” said Darren Lee, St. John’s President and CEO. “The addition of our new rapid care rooms, will allow us to continue improving upon those wait times, by expediting the time it takes for our patients to be seen by a health care provider. This is another step in our overall effort to deliver the best possible care to the residents of Camarillo.”
 



Patients seeking rapid care will be assessed in the new triage bay and then placed in a rapid care room for treatment. The newly built rapid care rooms will offer patients privacy during this assessment. Conditions commonly treated in rapid care include but are not limited to colds and flus, sprains, rashes, minor injuries, etc.

“The goal of the new space is to provide immediate access to care for our patients who come in with urgent but non-life-threatening emergencies,” said Stacy Hutchison, RN, Emergency Services Director at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “The expedited process will allow us to not only better serve our patients with lower acuity concerns, but to also address the needs of our most critical patients.”  

The ED at SJPVH is recognized as a designated Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for its excellent and timely care in treating stroke patients. As a certified Primary Stroke Center we maintain an acute stroke team, a dedicated stroke unit, offer neuroimaging services, and meet the other criteria set forth by the Joint Commission. We offer CT Scans, X-rays, ultrasound, and other diagnostic imaging services around the clock.

 


For Media and Press Related Inquiries