April 2012

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, April 11, 2012 meeting at the Wheeling Hospital Tower 5.

Note the changes for this month’s AITP meeting: 

 Event Schedule – Please join us as we tour Wheeling Hospital’s new Tower 5 building addition. Tour people will meet at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the Lobby of Tower 5. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the tour.  Cost for the evening and tour is $15.00.  Plenty of parking is available.

Tour and Topic: The seven-story, $53 million addition is state of the art and features a new Emergency/Trauma Center, Center for Pediatrics, Intensive Care Units, private patient rooms and physician offices. The Tower’s equipment, systems and layout, all designed to enhance patient care, are a unique blend of the best minds in architecture, technology and medical care. We believe you will enjoy seeing the Tower and its fascinating features.

 Some of the detailed highlights of the Tower include:

Emergency/Trauma Center:·         30 private exam rooms·         32-inch flat screen TVs in rooms·         4 trauma rooms ·         22,000 square feet – 3 times larger than current ED·         In-hour radiology room – digital-instant image·         Dedicated CT scanner – 128-slice GE Optima CG 660·         Med gases in hallway in case of mass casualties·         2 multifunctional psych rooms Integral blinds for privacy·         EMS decontamination room·         2 custom-made elevators·         HUGS infant protection system

Center for Pediatrics:·         22 pediatric rooms·         2 treatment rooms·         Pull-out sleeper loveseat in each room·         2 isolation rooms – one room can hold 2 children·         Toddler play room and adolescent media room·         Nurses can view 2 patients at once·         HUGS security system·         High-definition security cameras·         Nourishment centersCritical  Care:·         22 new critical care beds·         All rooms equipped for dialysis·         Nurses can view 2 patients at once·         2 Bariatric lifts – 1,000-pound capacity·         Own stat lab (blood gases/chemistry)·         32-inch flat screen TVs·         Sleep recliners and slide chairs in roomsSurgical:·         22 private beds (rooms)·         Pull-out sleeper loveseatsPhysician Offices:·         2 large and 2 medium suites


RSVP to Join Us!

If you are an AITP member, you can RSVP for this event by going to http://www.aitp.org, log in, maneuver to Upcoming Events, and click on the current meeting date.   You then click on the “Register for this Event.”  Or you can always e-mail your RSVP by replying to this message or to Karen Kovacs at kkovacs@dwc.org.
Reservations are essential to ensure there is sufficient food available for our group. Please respond early to give the caterer ample time to prepare. No shows will be billed for the reserved meal.



We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.


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