- About the Project
- Our Facilities
Opening February 1, 2015
A child’s stay in the intensive care unit can be an emotional time for both the child and her family. At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, we have designed our intensive care patient rooms to offer the patient and loved ones relief from the overwhelming stress of treatment or surgery. We are building an environment where both patients and their families can be together in a comfortable, peaceful setting.
Hospital stays can be scary and disorienting experiences for a child, but the comfort and reassurance of loved ones can work wonders in helping them to get through it. One of our top priorities in the design of our ICU patient rooms was creating a welcoming and inviting space for family members. Our rooms feature wireless Internet, lockable storage closets and extendable sofas for overnight stays.
With a ceiling mounted service boom to deliver critical power and medical gases, the beds in our ICU will no longer be tethered to the wall. This offers our staff useful mobility, and allows the bed to be rotated and positioned to have a healing outdoor view of one of our many gardens and green spaces.
ICU patient rooms are designed with large glass sliding doors for ease of access. Meanwhile, smooth surfaces allow for easy cleaning and infection control. An in-room bedpan washer/disinfector will reduce travel time and increase efficiency.
UCSF’s staff of highly trained doctors is among the best in the world. Our rooms are designed to make sure nothing stands in the way of their expert care. With access to medical charts in the room, as well as to computers outside of each room, doctors will be able to make informed decisions at all times. A charting alcove, complete with computer terminal, will be set up outside every room to make sure every doctor has the most up-to-date information about each patient. Inside the patient room, the nurse station includes a sink, work area, whiteboard and dialysis connection.