Each unit has a small guest lounge for visitors to utilize if they need to step out of the patient’s room for personal needs like making a phone call or just some quiet time.
Elevators for each unit connect to our main lobby, located right inside the hospital’s front entrance. The easy access is ideal for friends and family who don’t have to go far to reach a patient’s bedside.
Clear and direct signage is located throughout the floor for easy navigation to help find your loved one.
Visible from the entrance, the Reception Desk is centrally located to alleviate confusion for visitors. It also allows family members and other loved ones convenient access to the unit’s charge nurse and secretary.
Hallways are extra wide throughout the floor to allow a comfortable space for two-way traffic.
Water, coffee, a refrigerator and microwave are easily accessible to visitors and family members in the unit’s Nourishment Room.
A classroom for employees is located on each unit to help foster continuing education, training and collaboration.
Surrounding glass walls help filter out noise while still providing visibility of the floor’s operations.
Each room contains a double-sided closet called a patient server. It contains 90% of the supplies needed for nursing care like linens and mediations in a locked drawer. It’s stocked daily from the hallway, which helps reduce the number of employees in and out of the room and allows the nurse more time with the patient instead of gathering supplies around the unit.
The new Business Center is a place for the nursing team and physicians to collaborate on patient care behind the glass wall to buffer any noise or distractions for patients.
Separated from a typical nurse station to reduce noise, the Multidisciplinary Work Room is a place employees can discuss patient care and access electronic records. One side of the door helps decrease noise while the other opens to the Business Center to allow for further collaboration.
The unit features individualized nursing stations right outside the patient rooms, which help promote quicker documentation and result in more time for caregivers to spend with their patients.
Our Physician Alcove is a bend in the wall, which allows physicians and other caregivers to stand out of the way of other traffic as they add notes to a patient’s electronic chart.
A patient-safety sign is located outside every door to be a visual reminder of the patient’s needs. Messages like “fall risk” or “special diet” help improve communication among caregivers and reduce safety risks.
Hallways feature indirect lighting that keeps the bright lights out of the eyes of patients on stretchers and beds.
Walking through the hallway, you’ll likely notice something is missing - noise. Sound-absorbing floors help cut down the sound of traffic and provide a calmer, more peaceful environment for patients.
The patient room door was designed to be extra wide to accommodate wheelchairs and portable beds. The way the door swings open was designed to allow for maximized patient privacy opening in a manner to shield the patient from hallway visibility.
As an additional step to promote rest, the observation window was installed to allow nursing staff the opportunity to closely monitor patients without disturbing them.
A computer on wheels also allows nurses to document while facing the patient instead of having their back turned.
Each room has a designated caregiver space with close access to storage, a hand-washing sink and the control panel for lights and blinds.
A standardized headwall allows for caregivers to conveniently utilize specialty-care devices from either side of the bed. For nurses, it’s a safety precaution that means no more stretching over patients and a reduction of possible injuries from overextending.
The patient room is 2.5 times bigger than other hospital rooms. The space helps create a peaceful environment more conducive to rest and, ultimately, healing. The increased size also allows staff to administer more care at the patient’s bedside, requiring fewer transfers to other parts of the hospital.
The patient-call remote contains four specific buttons for water, pain, toilet and patient-care technician. That allows nursing staff to respond more quickly to the patient’s exact need. The patient can also control the TV, lights, temperature and even the window shades from the remote. Every room features a window to allow for natural lighting.
The large private rooms include a designated space for visitors, complete with a separate TV, headphones and reading light. The couch also flips out to a comfortable bed for visitors who stay overnight.
A large bench in each patient room provides ample space for visitors without the clutter of multiple chairs. It also acts as additional storage for family members.
The patient garage is a storage area intended for larger patient items like a suitcase, wheelchair or walker. This helps improve patient safety by reducing the number of items out that could potentially cause patients to fall.
Upon entering the room, nursing staff can glance at the communication board to identify the safety and mobility needs for each patient. It’s also large enough for patients to read their caregivers’ names from their bed.