Born of a merger between Charles E. Still Osteopathic Hospital and Memorial Community Hospital, Capital Region Medical Center has more than 100 years of combined experience serving the mid-Missouri community. In 1997, Capital Region formed an affiliation with University of Missouri Health Care. The affiliation combines the strengths of an academic medical center with the strengths of a community-based hospital. The relationship has been positive for our employees, hospital families and the people we serve.
Capital Region provides a continuum of care in-house including women’s health services, outpatient surgeries and procedures, comprehensive cancer care, cardiovascular care, home health services, and emergency medicine. As a leader in rehabilitative medicine Capital Region boasts the first cardiac rehabilitation program in the area and is home to the only hospital-based inpatient rehabilitation center in the area. Patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation services at Capital Region benefit from expert care close to home.
In addition to a full-service medical center, Capital Region operates an extensive clinic system from an urgent care clinic to specialty physician practices. The Capital Region Clinic system allows quality care to be delivered to outlying communities surrounding Jefferson City.
Continually Evolving to Meet the Needs of the Community Over the last decade CRMC has seen the needs of the community shift and has answered those needs with a series of expansion projects. The outpatient services wing, cafeteria, emergency department and the obstetrics unit are all areas within the hospital that have been updated recently.
Outpatient Services Entrance
Part of a multi-faceted expansion project, the update of the outpatient service wing gives patients and visitors a convenient location for ambulatory services. Visitors are greeted by volunteers and staff are directed to the location of their particular service or procedure. With ample seating and a warm atmosphere patients can relax a bit as they wait for their procedure.
Private Patient Rooms
As health care continues to shift and facility aesthetics become a higher priority, CRMC became an early adopter to accommodate patients and their visitors. Part of a $17 million project, all patient rooms were converted to single occupancy rooms. In addition to giving patients and their guests privacy is also allows for more open interaction between physicians, nurses and patients. Since moving to private patient rooms average length of stay has decreased and patient satisfaction scores for accommodation of patients and visitors has increased.
Expanded Emergency Department
As emergency departments are becoming overcrowded and long waits have become the expectation, Capital Region has looked to alleviate some of the congestion, at least from a facilities standpoint. The expanded emergency department boasts 28 patient care areas inclusive of 21 private patient rooms and 16,000 square feet of renovated area. To help improve patient flow tracker boards have been installed, which will help to reduce wait time with in the emergency department. The emergency department is the first point of contact for most patients at Capital Region and addressing and treating the needs of ED visitors in a timely efficient manner is of top priority.
Electronic Medical Records
Furthering the effort to streamline patient flow and increase efficiencies in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and discharge of patients, Capital Region has implemented an EMR system. The system helps to quickly transmit data to improve patient outcomes. Histories for returning patients can be easily accessed and family physicians can get information in a matter of minutes as opposed to days. The transition has been a long and winding road, but with continued cooperation it will help improve patient care.