Page 32 - White Plains Hospital Annual Report 2019-2020
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TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
During the recent and ongoing transformation of White Plains Hospital, “building efficiently” has become the motto. Whether this involves advancing our brick-and-mortar projects or building out our comprehensive telehealth technology platform, all are being designed and built with efficiency in mind, for both patients and staff. This expanding Hospital footprint is helping to provide convenient access to patients no matter where they live — and nurses are playing a huge role in this process.
“Nurses have a booming voice in the design process. As care providers, we are walking the space and living the space and our input helps to build a better patient experience and a better work environment,”
explains Leigh Anne McMahon, the Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer.
Nurses are intimately involved in the development of the Hospital’s new Pediatric Center, which will co-locate pediatric emergency and inpatient care services in a child-friendly and family-centric space, as well as The Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, a 252,000 sq. ft., nine-story outpatient center that will include the latest equipment and technology for complex cases.
“We’ve asked our nurses, ‘What do we need to build safe, high-quality, patient-centered facilities?’” explains McMahon. “Very early in the planning
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