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Inpatient floor addition

to employ a combination of centralized and
decentralized units on
the new floors, which
opened in 2014. The
decentralized stations
are located outside
each pair of rooms and
feature a small window
with integral blinds to
provide views inside.
In-room computer stations were also added
in the patient rooms,
giving the staff options
to chart in the room, at
a decentralized desk,
or at the centralized
workstation. "The
variety of spaces accommodates multiple
work styles and preferences," Frazier says.
A larger, more centralized collaboration
station is designed as a
hub for all staff, including pharmacy staff,
social workers, residents, and physicians.
"The area includes
seating for multiple
disciplines to confer,
promoting coordination

Original inpatient floor

of care, which is positive for good patient
outcomes," says Gina
Marone, who was
involved in the project
before becoming vice
president of operations
at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
A year after the
eighth and ninth floors
opened, 93 percent of
the staff said they were
very satisfied with the
unit's ability to support

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their efforts to spend time
with the patient. Ninety
percent reported that the
new unit has improved
productivity, and six out
of 10 said the decentralized stations have
changed or improved
the way they care for
patients. Fueled by this
success, Marone says
that Cooper used the
design approach at its
new cancer unit, which
opened in July.

Nurses at Cooper
University Hospital
felt the two centralized nurses' stations
on the med/surg
inpatient floors at
Roberts Pavilion kept
them away from
patients, so during
the fit-out of two
shell floors, designed
by EwingCole, the
hospital added
decentralized stations
near patient rooms
to increase patient
visibility.

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CHANGING WITH
THE TIMES
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Only a few years had
passed between the
opening of Cooper
University Hospital's
Roberts Pavilion in
Camden, N.J., and the
need to fit out two shell
floors to add med/surg
inpatient beds. Still,
the project team didn't
want simply to duplicate the same design
without first looking for
new ideas and areas
for improvement.
For example, inroom computer stations
weren't popular at the
time of the original
design but had become
an industry standard
since the pavilion
opened in 2008.
During interviews with
the staff, designers
at EwingCole, which
oversaw both projects,
learned the centralized
nurses' stations on the
inpatient floors were
another point of dissatisfaction. "They felt
it kept them away from
patients," says Mary
Frazier, a principal at
EwingCole. Additionally, the two workstations were located on
the edges of the unit
near the entrance and
rear. "Sometimes, the
staff would break them
down into one side
where the nurses sat
and the other where
the clinicians sat," she
says.
The project team
decided the best way
to move forward and
help increase staff
visibility and facilitate
team-based care was


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Healthcare Design - October 2016
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EDITORIAL
SHOW TALK
PHOTO TOUR
THE SUITE LIFE
FIRST LOOK
OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO
BEYOND THE ROOM
INFECTION CONTROL
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
THE CENTER
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
FACE TIME
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