A hospital's design can say a lot about the care provided inside. It can influence the effectiveness of patient care, how safe the care is and what kind of experience patients and their families can expect — everything we mean when we say "quality of care."
Designed from the inside out
In this city known for architectural prowess, it’s natural to imagine that the striking Tower was an architect’s vision. Instead, design started with discussions about creating the optimal environment for providing the highest quality of care. And the building took shape around those needs. That’s why planning was first driven by nurses and doctors with vital input from patients.
The butterfly-shaped patient care floors put nurses closer to their patients throughout the unit rather than working from conventional, centralized nursing stations. The shape also provides clear sight lines to every patient room, allows nurses be in the vicinity of patients the majority of their time and provides every patient a great view.
Quality of care features – some you can’t even see
Air quality is critically important to controlling infection. Far exceeding typical standards, the Tower has
- Operating room-quality air throughout all patient care areas
- An even higher quality of air in surgical suites
- Specially pressurized rooms for patients at an increased risk of infection and those with contagious diseases.
Many more design features support the quality of patient care and patients’ experiences. Learn more.