New Beds At Lourdes

By Kiersten Mathieu

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2006 at 2:56 PM EDT

Lourdes Hospital replaced 125 beds, with new state of the art beds, that cost nearly 10 thousand dollars each.
The new beds are part of an initiative to improve patient care and make hospital stays as comfortable as possible.
Plus, the new beds are filled with features that make it easier for the nurses to care for the patients.
" The beds have a built in scale, a built in bed check that alarms when a patient tries to get up off the bed. The bed is able to go very low to the floor," says Linda Griffin of Lourdes.
By positioning low to the floor, if a patient falls, there will be less of an impact.
The mattresses are also designed to redistribute pressure to reduce ulcers.
100 of the former beds were sold to Bridgewater Nursing Center.

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