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$35 Million Henry Ford II Pavilion Expansion to Open
Date:12/8/2008

made hundreds of design changes. The result is the private patient rooms on the sixth floor of the Henry Ford II Pavilion. Beginning Dec. 16, general surgery patients, as well as bariatric and gynecological surgery patients, will receive care in these new rooms.

Designed with a home-like setting in mind, each room includes natural maple crown molding and chair railing, wood flooring, soothing colors and modern furniture to provide a more comfortable environment in which to receive care. Some special features of the new patient rooms are:

-- Privacy: Private rooms have been shown to reduce the spread of infection. Patients will check in and out of the same room, and there will be minimal patient transfers, lessening noise and sleep disruption.

-- A quieter stay: The new patient rooms do not share common walls or ceilings, which is unique to hospitals. This design eliminates the noise from neighboring rooms and significantly lessens hallway noise.

-- Space for your family: Family members have space to stay overnight in every room. This space is equipped with a sleeper sofa and a reclining chair for patients and visitors.

-- Smart technology at your fingertips: Patient rooms have wireless Internet access, phone, remote-controlled window treatments, and multiple, adjustable lighting options. In addition, an individual temperature controlled thermostat lets patients create a more comfortable and relaxing environment.

-- Flat screen TVs with bedside remote: Patients can watch educational programs about their illnesses and other health issues via the Henry Ford channel, as well as cable TV.

"The new rooms will offer our patients and their families both privacy and comfort," says Veronica Hall, R.N., chief operating officer of Henry Ford Hospital and chief nursing officer for Henry Ford Hospital & Health Network. "One of the additional benefits to adding
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