A patient’s room is the center of his or her hospital experience. It’s not just a place for essential medical equipment and visits from doctors and nurses; it’s also the place where patients and families spend most of their time, many of whom travel long distances for extended stays at the hospital. To ensure families can stay together during treatment and recovery, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford recently added 149 new patient beds, nearly all of them in private rooms.
Our new patient rooms are designed to be healing, comfortable spaces for the whole family. Bright and spacious, the rooms include sleeping accommodations for family members as well as built-in closets where family members can stow personal items while they remain by the patient’s side. The rooms’ large windows feature planter boxes so that visitors can view greenery and maintain a connection to the outdoors.
In-room entertainment options such as Wi-Fi access, mp3 charging stations, iPads, built-in gaming consoles and headphones help patients, visitors and families stay tuned in during their stay. All rooms have a large flat-screen TV and a smaller bedside console for patients to access educational videos and medical resources through the PackardVision network. A large wall panel with an erasable surface will be positioned at child height so kids can draw, doodle or leave messages.
All in all, we’ve created a family-friendly hospital environment that promotes healing and maintains the highest standards of safety and comfort.