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KU Hospital opens neurological units

December 10, 2008

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Kansas University Hospital has completed a $12 million project dedicated to caring for patients with an array of neurological disorders.

Two new inpatient units opened this week on the sixth floor of the hospital in space that was left unfinished when the floor was added in 2003. The project adds 36 beds, including 14 in an expanded intensive care unit to care for those suffering from stroke, brain tumors and seizure disorders.

The beds in both units are wired for continuous video monitoring.

“With the growth of our award-winning stroke program, as well as the growth in the Deep Brain Stimulation surgeries for movement disorders that we pioneered, we needed to develop specialized space for neuroscience patients. These rooms have been specifically designed for monitoring and accommodating neuroscience patients and will enhance our already high level of care,” Tammy Peterman, chief operating officer, said.

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