Patient care floors: Patient rooms
At nearly 300 square feet each, our larger, all-private patient rooms help reduce stress and noise. Rooms in the new pavilion are designed to create a home-like atmosphere with flexibility to accommodate future technology.
Designed to support safe, efficient, and quality care, each room is divided into three distinct sections with dedicated space for the care provider, patient and family. There is plenty of room for equipment, reducing the need to move patients to other locations for services that can be performed at the bedside. There is also more room space for the patient care team to work together.
For patient, family and visitor comfort, each room features:
- Work desk with wireless Internet access.
- Flat-screen, wall-mounted TV for access to entertainment, hospital services, patient education, auditorium programming and artwork.
- Large wardrobe to accommodate personal belongings.
- Built-in sofa converts to a sleeper should a single family member wish to stay overnight.
- Large window for access to daylight and outdoor views.
- Large, private, easily accessible bathrooms with adjustable showers that can also accommodate persons with disabilities.
- Individually controlled thermostats and adjustable lighting.
- Art on the wall to help create a home-like environment with visual interest.
Every design decision was made with input from physicians and staff, plus consideration of best practices from leading institutions.
Safety features of the patient rooms:
- Wider doorways ease patient movement and enable more technology to be brought to the bedside.
- Sinks located just inside the door make it convenient for staff and visitors to wash their hands to prevent infection.
- Patient lifts improve patient transport and care as well as staff safety. Some patient bathrooms are also equipped with lifts.
- Provider workstations located outside patient rooms maximize patient observation. Windows with private line-of-sight allow nurses to respond quickly to changes in patient conditions and help prevent falls.
- Bedside computers for in-room charting allow caregivers to spend more time with patients.
- Advanced patient monitoring via cameras are enabled in 50 of the patient rooms.
- Effective lighting with multiple lighting features in each room.
- Floor design, use of acoustic materials and private rooms reduce noise.
- Standardization of room size and having adjacent rooms mirror each other improves staff efficiency.
- Dialysis capabilities are available in all ICU and progressive care rooms.
- 12th floor rooms are equipped for pandemic-control because the air from this floor discharges from the roof and is not recycled into the building.