By Dan Stein, Chairman, CBI Bank and Trust; Chairman, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine
UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine has made strides over the past two months, moving forward with a $6 million investment aimed at improving hospital facilities and services provided to our community.
While the improvements undertaken may not be the flashy ones, what I admire about this organization and its leadership is the foresight to make choices based on values – the value of patients and the value of their employees.
Putting the people first makes it an easy choice to invest in the type of facility improvements that result in increased safety, air quality, ease, and efficiency in moving from one space to the next, and day-to-day processes to support the best result for every patient, every time.
These facility improvements move us toward our goal – to be the irresistible choice – where leaders want to lead, physicians want to practice, staff want a career, and where Muscatine patients choose to have their care.
For example, between now and 2022, full sprinkler coverage will be in place throughout Trinity Muscatine including hallways, patient rooms, kitchens, and café spaces.
An entire wing has been fully demolished, making way for four beautiful, new, high acute patient rooms to be built from the posts up on the third floor.
The helipad currently on the rooftop is being moved to a new location in the greenspace north of the emergency department and power plant – where there will be more room and an improved pathway and lighting for helicopter arrivals and departures.
Several additional facility improvements have been completed and a few more are still in planning.
We applaud UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine for their continued investment in the health, wellness, and success of our Muscatine community.
Daniel P. Stein serves as Board Chair for UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine. He is a pillar of the business community in Muscatine, having served as Chairman of the Board for Central Bancshares, Inc. (CBI) Bank and Trust in Muscatine since 2017.