A 24-bed progressive care unit is located on the second floor of the new patient tower, along with a 12-bed intensive care unit and a 19-bed medical unit. As with the third and fourth floor, there is a separate waiting area for families of patients that contains a kitchenette and TV so families don't have to wait in the public lobby.
Natural light from large windows at the end of each corridor make the hallways leading to the patient rooms more inviting, while the curvature of the building breaks the line of sight, enhancing patients' privacy.
All patient rooms are private rooms, a response to requests from patients, staff and physicians alike. Private rooms are quiet, decrease the need to move patients and encourage more open and meaningful conversation between patients, families and health care providers—allowing more coordinated care.
Bathrooms are placed in close proximity to the patient bed, with a handrail connecting them to minimize the risk of falls. An abundance of natural light, soothing earth-tone colors and ambient sound promote the healing process.
The spacious rooms include a separate area for the family, complete with a second TV and sleep sofa so family members can spend the night if they want.
Decentralized nursing stations are located outside each room for more attentive, personalized care.