King’s Daughters Medical Center was notified Wednesday, Feb. 25, by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Office of Health Policy that it had been approved to license 80 additional acute care beds. This will allow the medical center to increase licensed inpatient bed capacity from 385 to 465, making it the largest hospital in the Tri-State and the 9th largest hospital in Kentucky in terms of licensed acute care beds.
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King’s Daughters Medical Center has a groundbreaking new medical device to increase the survival rate of cardiac arrest patients. The ThermoSuit® System rapidly cools the body temperature to limit damage to the brain and tissues after a cardiac arrest. Studies have shown that rapidly cooling a patient prior to angioplasty and stenting, and sustaining the cool temperature for 12 to 24 hours can significantly improve cardiac and brain recovery. King’s Daughters is the first and only hospital in the region to offer this technology.