When Rogers Memorial Hospital’s new inpatient programs open to the public in the coming weeks, everyone will finally have a chance to see the how the facility and its amenities have been intentionally designed to embrace Rogers’ patient-centered approach to care.
These facilities have been designed, from the very start, as a way to provide improved accessibility, safety and privacy for our patients and their families, said Terri Schultz, Vice President of Nursing at Rogers.
This photograph from the vantage point of the second-floor nursing station shows design elements that exemplify the patient experience inside Rogers' newest facilities..
For example, on each floor of the new inpatient building, the patient care areas incorporate natural light and pleasant furnishings to create a warm, welcoming environment.
“While each program has open spaces which promote positive socialization and engagement, they are balanced with private consultation rooms for individual therapy, family therapy, and visiting. This balance enhances patients’ connection to their surroundings, which is critical to engaging them in the treatment and the recovery process,” said Schultz.
The design and execution of this facility puts Rogers’ patients at the center of decision-making related to their care. “Our staff collaborates with each patient and family to engage them in the process of identifying and solving problems which may have brought them here,” said Schultz.
“It starts with a comprehensive assessment by members of the treatment team, aimed at finding out what motivated the patient to seek treatment and identify what obstacles are holding them back from making progress toward recovery.”
Based on this information, the treatment team designs an individually tailored treatment plan which builds on identified strengths and mobilizes the patient’s own resources for change.
“By building a strong alliance with the patients, our staff help them recognize and amplify their strengths and provide them with strategies to achieve a more productive and satisfying life,” Schultz said.