'A huge change' for St. Luke's
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
St. Luke's hospital is relentless in promoting its slogan: "The patient above all else." But the Duluth hospital hasn't been able to give patients and their families the best experience when it comes to operations and procedures, acknowledged Toni Schultz, director of surgical services.
It's a highly charged atmosphere, she said, lacking the privacy and quiet that patients and their families crave on a stressful day.
All of that will change dramatically on Monday, St. Luke's administrators and physicians say, when the hospital's expanded surgical and procedural care unit opens on the fourth level of what the hospital simply calls Building A.
Schultz and radiology services director Scott Studden showed off the $22.5 million expansion on Tuesday, ahead of an open house today for the 36,000-square-foot facility.
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