Hospitals Aren’t What They Used To Be

White Plains Hospital adds 24 new, state-of-the-art private patient rooms as part of its recent six-story addition.

Thanks to lightning-fast technological, medical, and other advances—as well as demands from clients and patients for more in the way of comfort and emotional wellbeing—hospitals across the country are stepping up their games in a number of ways.

In addition to many technological and equipment upgrades, hospitals are responding to patients’ needs for better, brighter, more soothing surroundings during hospital stays.

Here in Westchester, White Plains Hospital has just completed construction of 24 brand-new private patient rooms on the fourth and fifth floors of the hospital’s new six-story addition. The new rooms have been designed not only to maximize comfort, but to help protect patients from infection and to encourage privacy and rest.

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Features of White Plains Hospital’s new rooms include:

• Spacious interiors
• Large windows to let in natural light
• Private bathrooms with showers
• Artwork featuring tranquil nature scenes
• Seamless floors and handwashing sinks to ensure safety and decrease the transmission of infections
• Flat-screen TVs
• Pullout sofas and recliners and more

The new rooms and floors also have several enhanced safety features, such as:

• Computers in each room for clinical staff, so that electronic medical records can be accessed (above)
• Built-in storage in hallways for masks and gowns, eliminating
• New medication rooms on each floor

New nurses’ stations featuring new computers and telephone systems

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