In January, the Cardiovascular Recovery Room, a 29-bay patient preparation and recovery area in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, was officially renamed the L2 Procedural Recovery Unit (L2 PRU).
The updated name better reflects the variety of procedures and patients the recovery room serves throughout Brigham Health. To celebrate the new name and the contributions of staff, Monica Tucker-Schwartz, MS, RN, nurse director, hosted an appreciation event with refreshments, balloons and giveaways.
“It’s a privilege to work with such a dedicated team that provides expert, compassionate and high-quality care for our patients,” she said. “I am so proud of the many shining moments I’ve witnessed with this team, including advocating for services for heart transplant patients and creating nurse-driven protocols to protect potentially pregnant patients from radiation. This team is just beginning a new chapter of innovation, caring, excellence and breakthroughs.”
L2 PRU staff are also dedicated to serving the community. Many members of the team participated in the unit’s annual Day of Giving by volunteering together at Rosie’s Place in January, serving lunch and donating funds and items to support the local women’s shelter.
L2 PRU by the numbers
- 29 patient bays
- 72 patients per day, on average
- 49 staff on the unit, including nurses, patient care assistance and unit coordinators
- 1,329 collective years of experience among staff on the unit