When the new seven-story, 256,000-square-foot Patient Pavilion opens in 2019, it will house all new operating rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, a green roof, LEED design, new critical care units, and all new maternity, labor and delivery rooms, and neonatal intensive care unit. A testament to nursing and physician excellence at Bryn Mawr Hospital, the building will match the superior care provided here every day.
Patient room design based on feedback from hospital staff and patients
A replica of a pavilion patient room was created off-stage to enable members of our patient and family advisory council, as well as clinical and non-clinical staff from across many hospital departments to experience the proposed layout and provide feedback. As a result, several important adjustments were made to the design prior to any construction. These small but crucial observations are now a part of the pavilion rooms design package and will improve care delivery and patient comfort.
The new pavilion will create a patient-focused experience with:
- Well-appointed rooms with larger windows for natural sunlight
- Comfortable/warm design to provide for a healing environment
- Artwork hand selected to create a soothing experience
- Comfortable space for family and visitors
- An integrative approach to care from aromatherapy to therapeutic music, reiki, and pet therapy, to palliative and end-of-life care
Ten years in the making, the Bryn Mawr Hospital modernization project will have addressed and raised the bar for patient rooms across the entire campus. Double occupancy rooms have all been converted to private rooms. Rooms with inadequate space for caregivers and family members will be repurposed. In addition, many inpatient areas of the existing hospital will also have been renovated and modernized.
Highlights of the new patient room design
From the colors and materials used in the space to the layout and large windows, Bryn Mawr Hospital’s new patient rooms have been meticulously designed to create a more private, comfortable and safe patient experience.
Medical/surgical rooms on the first and second floors are “acuity adaptable,” meaning they can be converted to critical care rooms should the need arise. Two isolation rooms on each floor accommodate patients who must be kept separate from the general patient population due to a particular illness or vulnerability.
Other highlights include:
- Every patient room is single-occupancy with its own private bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower. The average room size is 310-square-feet.
- Room layout was designed specifically to maximize caregiver visibility of patient and patient visibility of natural light.
- Rooms are organized into three distinct zones—caregiver, patient and family—for infection control practices and privacy.
- Every room is telemetry-equipped for continuous heart monitoring if needed.
Concierge suites for additional space and privacy
For those patients whose personal preferences and circumstances are suited for additional space and privacy, Concierge Suites on each of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Patient Pavilion’s new medical/surgical inpatient units (floors 1 and 2) will be available for an additional charge. These suites will afford participating patients a distinctive accommodations option, coupling access to concierge services and luxury amenities with the same outstanding and specialized staff assigned to these inpatient units.