Patients getting infusions will have their own private rooms in RUSH’s new Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building, a destination center for cancer and neuroscience care.
The security and comfort of private infusion rooms was a priority for designers of the new building, given how much time patients often spend in them.
“Having a private space for patients to come for treatment, where they can be confident and secure in their environment, is going to be so nice for our patients,” says Katie Kean, RN, clinical manager for oncology infusion.
Patient feedback was a key part of the decision to make infusion rooms private in the new building. After meeting with patient focus groups, it was clear that comfort, privacy and infection prevention were top of mind. Taking that feedback into account, planners thoughtfully designed a functional space that puts patients first.
'Everything that the patient needs'
“There is so much intentionality around the design of the rooms, both from the staff and the patient perspective, to really make it everything that the patient needs and that the nurse needs to care for them,” Kean says.
Located on the seventh and ninth floors, infusion rooms will include TVs and plenty of seating for guests. Patients will also have access to water, snacks and other resources.
As one of the leading academic health systems in the nation, RUSH offers the most advanced cancer care. The new and improved features in the Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building will help in providing personalized and convenient care that elevates the patient experience.
The Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building is scheduled to open for patients in February 2023.