Shaped for Healing

Building’s configuration contributes to care.

Patient Tower at Mary Greeley Medical Center

The curve of the tower
and good lighting add a
warm, welcoming
feeling to the new space.

Drive by Mary Greeley’s new patient tower and you may notice that it appears to bow out a little bit. Look at the diagram of the tower on the left, and you’ll see that the tower has a sort of football shape to it.

The curve of the hallway helps to diminish the feeling of a long corridor. The shape and good lighting add a warm, welcoming feeling to the new space.

Lynn Whisler, vice president of Clinical and Support Services, also points out that, “materials used in the hallway such as flooring, ceiling tiles and wall coverings were selected to help create a quieter environment, which contributes to the healing process.” The design also allows for several nurses stations throughout the 3rd and 4th floors, instead of one or two centrally located stations. This enables staff to be more efficient and also contributes to a quieter, more restful environment.

  • Curved Hallways at Mary Greeley Medical Center.“Materials used in the hallway such as flooring, ceiling tiles and wall coverings were selected to help create a quieter environment.” -Lynn Whisler, Vice President of Clinical and Support Services
  • Nurse StationMatt Aitchison, RN, BSN, director of the Medical/Surgical floor, and Joelle Schmidt, RN, look things over in one of the new nurses stations. The number of nurses stations has increased and they are spread throughout the 3rd and 4th floors instead of being in one or two central locations.

Time Lapse Video

Construction TimelapseInterested in seeing how far we’ve come? Check out this short time lapse video!

Construction Photos

Construction Photos

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