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Rx for Wellness: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Opens
Date:2/25/2009

common walls or ceilings, eliminating noise from neighboring rooms and reducing hallway noise.
  • Female-only floor: A 16-bed inpatient unit has been designated for female patients. Health care teams will study those on the female-only inpatient unit to evaluate if they have fewer medical complications, such as infection, blood clots or pneumonia, compared to women staying on mixed gender units.
  • Smart technology: Patient bedrooms have wireless Internet access, a flat screen TV with on-demand programming, remote-controlled window treatments, patient-controlled thermostat and multiple lighting options.
  • Space for patient families: All patient bedrooms include a sleeper sofa and a reclining chair, offering family members comfortable space to stay overnight. For those who need to stay for extended periods of time, the hospital offers family rooms on each floor, complete with beds, tables and kitchen facilities.
  • In addition, van Grinsven explains that the new hospital will be the first to introduce patients to food menus that will contribute to the healing process, as well as integrated wellness programs designed to promote restoring, maintaining and improving health status. Some of the unique features include:

    • Hospital food that tastes good: Using produce from Michigan organic farms, renowned local chef Matt Prentice has worked for two years to develop recipes for healthy, tasty food for patients and their families, employees and the community to serve at Henry's, the hospital cafe. Patients can order healthy meals of their choice any time of day, which reduces food waste and is no additional cost. Plans are even under way for an on-site greenhouse that will supply fresh produce for the cafe.
    • A culinary school: Schoolcraft College has partnered with Henry Ford to create the first culinar
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