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Mercy goes progressive
Folsom Telegraph

In about six weeks, patients heading to Mercy in Folsom will have a new option in care.

Mercy Hospital in Folsom is slated to open its new $15 million, 22,000-square-foot progressive care unit. The expanded area will offer 21 private rooms, located underneath the still-new emergency room unit, which cost $27 million.

“This is a progressive care unit. It’s sort of between (intensive care) and (a medical surgical unit),” explained Mercy Hospital President Don Hudson. “The nurse staffing ratio here is one nurse to three patients. ICU is one nurse to two patients and regular medical one nurse for five patients.”