Programs & Services
Banner Gateway Medical Center opened on Tuesday, Sept.18, 2007. The architecture at Banner Gateway Medical Center was inspired by evidence-based research supporting healing environments and patient safety. Just as evidence-based medicine guides quality patient care, evidence-based design now guides the architectural design of today's "next generation" hospitals. These architectural features set the stage for compassionate, safe, patient-centered care.
Evidence-Based Features at Banner Gateway Medical Center
Private rooms provide ample space for patient/family interactions, reduce infection, lessen noise, improve patient confidentiality and improve communication between caregivers and the patient.
Patient Room Zones
The large patient rooms (240 square feet) are divided into three zones. The family zone includes a sleeper sofa, internet access and telephone. The patient zone includes an interactive television system that offers satellite tv and music channels, games, patient education videos, internet access and premium movies. The caregiver zone incorporates a staff workstation and supply storage area.
Patient beds have built in functions such as scales, fall monitors, and bed to chair options to eliminate lifting. Four rooms on each floor are equipped with ceiling-mounted overhead lifts to assist in moving patients. Portable lifts are also available to ensure both patient and staff safety while moving patients.
Staff observation window
Research shows that decentralized nurses stations increase patient care time. Windows are located between rooms, just above an electric charting area. Here, caregivers can record in patients' electronic medical records while staying close to their patients.
Providing views of nature, natural light and respite areas promotes patient healing. Patient rooms have large picture windows and more than 1,000 pieces of art have been selected for patient and visitor enjoyment. Outdoor gardens with flowing fountains and warm color schemes add to the healing environment. Such amenities have been shown to increase positive feelings and aid recovery.
To prevent falls, a large sliding door opens to the bathroom. The bathroom features higher than average, floor mounted toilets, handheld showerheads and night lights. ICU rooms all have private bathrooms.
Lighting and temperature controls
The level of light can have an impact on patient disposition and recovery. Patients can control both lighting and temperature in each room.
A quiet environment is conducive to healing and relaxing. Noise levels is reduced through the use of upgraded acoustic ceiling tiles, sound absorbing flooring and a staff communication systems that eliminates the need for overhead paging.
Using the best evidence available to provide excellent patient care and support patients and families during the healing process is just one of the many reasons Banner Gateway Medical Center is a "next-generation" medical center.