Mobile Intensive Care Unit placed in West Milford

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:01

    West Milford — In keeping with its commitment to provide the most immediate care for its patients, Chilton Memorial Hospital has placed a Mobile Intensive Care Unit in West Milford to provide advanced life support to the community. The unit, which began operating in West Milford on August 1, works in conjunction with the First Aid Squad in West Milford who provides basic life support to the community. In an emergency, every second counts. Due to the size of West Milford and its distance from the hospital, Chilton hoped that by placing the unit in town, it would allow the hospital to deliver its excellent care in a more expedient manner. The average response time has been reduced from 13.9 to 11 minutes. “Placing the MICU in West Milford significantly decreases our response times to the area allowing us to handle more calls,” said Jacqueline McNally, Mobile Intensive Care Unit Director. “The speed in which we can get to a patient is of paramount importance.” The unit is located at Bald Eagle Square on Cahill Cross Road in West Milford from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that facilitates the direct communication and transmission of critical information to the emergency room to expedite the care process.