Cardiac Medical unit reopens after facelift

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Earlier this fall, TMC closed down Unit 500, Cardiac Medical, to give it a makeover.  Over the years, the hospital has been closing one unit at a time in order to update them.

Patients began occupying the unit on Monday.

“The patients have expressed their gratitude and everyone loves the work that’s been done,” said unit manager, Joyce Drozd. “It’s very exciting. The place still has that ‘new car’ smell; it’s all shiny and new.”

The work includes new flooring,  repainted and textured walls, renovated bathrooms, updated lighting and more. For the staff, new space was carved out of storage areas, the lounge was enlarged and a consultation room was included for doctors to speak with family.

And at the top of the walls visitors will see a stylized TMC heart, artwork of the TMC CardioVascular service line, spaced out every 10 feet. As a cardiac unit patients may be just getting back on their feet,  so staff wanted an easy way to measure a patient’s progress and to make sure they don’t overdo it.


  1. This is wonderful ! I am still waiting for northwest to do some face lifts.

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