(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center has become a transfer center for nearby hospitals. Over the last year, hospital officials say they have added several services dedicated to providing a higher level of care for the people of Watertown and the surrounding communities. Such as 24/7 heart attack care, robotic-assisted surgery, laser-assisted eye care, and eICU technology.
Since then, an increased number of ambulances have been re-routed while the facility just recently accepted its first hospital to hospital transfer via helicopter. Watertown Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Keddington called it a remarkable achievement. He says area hospitals are now transferring patients to them, looking for a higher level of care.
Keddington adds that many employees, including physicians and nurses, have taken on additional responsibilities and completed extra training in order to provide the higher level of care. The hospital also brought in new providers including interventional cardiologists and two new OBGYN’s.