next room, reducing patient care errors.
-- No restrictions on family visiting hours
-- Pull-out sofa beds for guests who stay overnight
-- Greeters and kiosk registration simplify the check-in procedure.
-- Interior courtyards allow natural light to reach nearly 90 percent of
-- Rooftop gardens allow you to "step away" from the hospital environment
for a moment.
-- Windows in patient rooms partially open for fresh air.
-- No basement in the facility so employees will not be "underground"
during their shift.
-- Staff work stations are decentralized and open to bring caregivers
closer to their patients.
-- Large waiting areas with comfortable seating and outdoor views
-- Waterfall and trees in lobby
-- Natural materials wherever possible and natural color schemes for
paint and furniture
"Dublin Methodist is leading the way for the next generation of hospitals," said Herbert. "From patient comfort, to efficiency to clinical excellence, we believe we have gone further in the execution of evidence-based design than most healthcare facilities in the country. We are proud to be bringing this level of innovation to our community and feel that it will help us fulfill our mission of improving the health of those we serve."
Fast Facts About Dublin Methodist Hospital
Located on an 89-acre campus in Dublin at Route 33/161 and
Avery-Muirfield Road, the 325,000-square-foot, 94-bed hospital is
expandable to 300 rooms if demand increases in the rapidly growing
northwest corner of central Ohio. The population of the city of Dublin
alone grew 325 percent between 1980 and 1990 and more than doubled between
1990 and 2007. Dublin's population is projected to grow at a rate of 5.9
percent in the next five years. The $150 million hospital was designed by
Karlsberger and built by Elfor
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