|Our Private Rooms for Every Patient Campaign is about providing the highest quality care to the Hanover community.
FOR OUR PATIENTS
• Greater Comfort for better healing
• Ability to have family close by
• Infection control
• Privacy for open, confidential communication
• A better environment for rehabilitation and education
FOR OUR NURSES
• More time with patients
• Quiet, Safe place to work
• Better workstations
• Close access to supplies and equipment
FOR OUR PHYSICIANS
• Privacy to communicate with patients
• Quick access to patient records
• Infection control
||In the News...
By CRAIG K. PASKOSKI
The Evening Sun (Read Full Article)
You have to walk through the layers of dust covering the floor, step over the extension cords and around the stacks of drywall waiting to be hung. You have to see beyond the construction scaffolding and exposed metal framing and use your imagination a little to visualize the final product planned for the fourth floor of Hanover Hospital's main building.
But by summer, hospital officials and staff expect to have a newly renovated medical/surgical patient ward that will include 16 new private, patient-care rooms, a terrace room, and state-of-the art equipment.
||A well-designed patient room has been found to serve as an effective component in the healing process. Therefore, it is essential for Hanover Hospital to make a conscious effort to foster an environment that is both technically functional and psychologically comforting for patients. Our latest project will affect the medical-surgical unit by replacing the semi-private rooms with single-patient rooms.
When complete, the new rooms will offer more space, privacy, and comfort to patients and families. They will allow greater efficiencies for physicians and staff with upgraded technology. They will promote faster healing by reducing patient stress and lowering the potential for hospital-acquired infections.
Single-patient rooms do not only improve patient care, they also improve patient satisfaction. As a result, recovery times are shorter, and medical costs to the patient are reduced.