Most of a patient’s time is spent in the comfort of his or her room. That’s why we’ve reinvented rooms at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital to promote healing for our patients and efficiencies for our caregivers. All 460 single-patient rooms help foster a quiet, more comforting environment that promotes rest and recovery.
Design and Comforts
- Every patient has a spacious individual room with large windows that allow in abundant natural light, which has been shown to improve healing and a sense of well-being.
- Because patients often feel that being in the hospital means giving up personal control of their immediate surroundings, we’ve made it possible for them to control the lighting, temperature, and window shades in their room – and even to order meals and snacks – with a remote control at their bedside.
- Wi-Fi in each room allows patients to connect with the world using their laptops and portable electronic devices.
- On the first floor of the hospital, a number of dining service options are offered. Restaurant-quality meals are available, along with lighter fare and coffee. Patients can also order room service and have quality food (that takes into account dietary restrictions) delivered to their rooms.
- Nursing alcoves, which include specially designed privacy windows, are located directly outside each patient’s room, allowing caregivers to check on patients without disturbing them.
- Each patient room has a custom, ergonomically designed sleeper sofa, allowing loved ones to comfortably stay overnight.
Monitors in patient rooms allow patients and caregivers to review charts and images such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. Videoconferencing allows patients to stay connected with their caregiving team, family, and friends.
There is free Wi-Fi and Internet access, and the rooms include numerous electrical plugs for patients and visitors to recharge personal electronics.
Having only single-patient rooms supports infection control and patient safety. Additionally, each room is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic tracking of medications, as well as secure access to electronic medical records – both of which also promote patient safety.