New Hospital Mock Rooms Media Open House
A sneak peak inside the new Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
10:30 a.m. – media opportunity
Mock Rooms inside the old Kroger building near the downtown campus of Nationwide Children’s – accessible off of Kennedy Dr.; Kennedy Dr. only accessible off of E. Livingston Ave.
*To view a map of the event location and for parking instructions, click on the link to the right; or call (614) 355-0495 to have a map e-mailed to you
Formal program to include comments from:
-Abigail Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
-Patty McClimon, Senior VP of Planning and Facilities, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
For the first time since announcing the master facilities plan, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will publically unveil the clinical interiors of its new main hospital, which is on target to open in June 2012.
In a facility near Nationwide Children’s downtown campus, the hospital has been testing everything from color palettes and furniture design, to patient room layout and Emergency Department (ED) trauma suite functionality. The mock space is a cost-saving measure. Hundreds of staff, nurses and doctors and more importantly, patient families, toured the rooms and gave their feedback. Based on their valuable input, numerous changes have been made and incorporated in the mock rooms, saving the hospital time and money it would have taken to make those adjustments in the new hospital.
For example, a mock trauma was staged in the ED trauma suite to test the functionality of the entire emergency team making sure equipment placement and room layout was optimized. Also, patients and families involved in the hospital’s teen and parent advisory councils were very vocal about details, such as the amount of storage and the bathtub design in the private patient rooms.
Rooms in the mock space include a patient room, a critical care room, an ED trauma suite and exam room, an elevator bay, a hospital corridor and a nurse station.
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Cell: (614) 937-7316