Sun City, Ariz. – Banner Boswell Medical Center has completed an $11.8 million expansion project, converting existing space once used for business offices and conference rooms into 24 fully private patient rooms. The new rooms will treat medical and surgical patients, including those requiring heart monitoring.
The new wing, known as 1 North, adds 23,000 square feet to the hospital. New furnishings and upgraded medical equipment include patient lifts to help move patients safely, an innovative paging system and improved patient beds. The open-floor concept will help doctors better communicate with patients. Each patient room features a pull-out bed for loved ones who may need to stay the night.
“We’ll start treating patients in this new wing later this month,” said Banner Boswell Chief Nursing Officer Susan Hopf. “We’re really excited about the direction we’re going and the services we’re able to offer. This project is only the beginning of a much larger, long-term plan to eventually convert the rest of Banner Boswell from semi-private rooms to fully private patient rooms.”
Studies have shown that fully private rooms provide many benefits over semi-private rooms, including enhanced patient privacy, better infection control, and an overall better patient experience.
Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., specializes in neurosciences, heart care, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, physical rehabilitation, neurosciences and stroke care, skilled nursing and Emergency care. Banner Boswell is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 29 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Boswell’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery.