State-of-the-art Rooms are Part of Hospital’s Campus Transformation
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 11, 2016) – White Plains Hospital has completed construction on 24 new, private patient rooms on floors four and five of the Hospital’s new six-story addition. The new patient rooms have been designed to maximize patient comfort, enhance infection protection and safety, and encourage privacy and rest.
“We are pleased to be able to offer our patients the next level of privacy and comfort at White Plains Hospital,” says Joe Perillo, White Plains Hospital’s Director of Project Management and Construction. “Each room has been thoughtfully designed with a number of elements that we feel will best meet the needs of our patients and enhance the patient experience.”
Features of the new patient rooms include:
- Large glass windows to let in natural light
- Spacious interiors to accommodate patients, visitors, staff, and medical equipment
- New, soothing artwork featuring nature scenes to put patients at ease
- Private bathrooms, each equipped with a shower
- Seamless floors and handwashing sinks to ensure patient safety and infection control
- Flat-screen televisions
- Family-friendly features, including pull-out sofas and reclining chairs for visitors
- Rooms for bariatric patients feature special accommodations to meet the needs of this specific population, including larger doors, bathrooms, beds, and seats.
In addition, each floor has a pantry with refrigerators, water and coffee/tea stations, and a visitors’ lounge area with comfortable seats, a television, and telephones.
The new rooms and floors also have a number of enhanced safety features, including:
- Computers in each room for clinical staff, enhacing patient safety through use of electronic medical records
- Buit-in storage in hallways for masks and gowns, eliminating clutter in the hallways so patients, visitors, and staff can easily navigate the floors
- New medication rooms on each floor, ensuring patient medications can be accessed by Hospital staff quickly and accurately
- New nurses’ stations with brand-new computers and new phone systems, to enhance communication amongst the members of each patient’s healthcare team.
The Gilbane Building Company managed construction on the rooms and floors. The new private patient rooms are part of White Plains Hospital’s campus-wide transformation, which also includes new state-of-the-art operating rooms; a brand-new lobby and entranceway; a second cardiac catheterization lab; a new labor and delivery wing; and and an expanded cancer center.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.