Regional West Medical Center Opens Additional Critical Care Unit

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Committed to meeting the growing needs of caring for the region’s most critically ill and injured patients, Regional West Medical Center opened a new Critical Care Unit on May 4. Located on the hospital’s second floor, the newly renovated unit features 12 new critical care rooms, bringing Regional West’s critical care capacity to 40.

Designed with the latest technology, the unit features large private rooms with décor that supports a healing environment, spacious tiled bathrooms, a state-of-the-art nurses’ station, and a welcoming guest lounge.

The new unit offers leading edge technology, including several rooms that are designed for the care of bariatric patients. Each room features an interior window to a hallway workstation so nurses can monitor the patients’ vital signs and other key indicators.

“The expansion allows Regional West to provide additional critical care close to home for seriously sick or injured patients, while enabling their families to be nearby,” said John Mentgen, FACHE, president and CEO of Regional West Health Services. “We are grateful to the many staff who put in countless hours to make this new unit successful.”

Due to current COVID-19 visiting restrictions, Regional West had to cancel a planned open house that would have let the public tour the unit prior to opening. Completion of the new Critical Care Unit marks an additional milestone in Regional West’s strategic plan to expand services, update the facility, and continue to provide exceptional care for regional residents.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 in-network providers, and 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.