You’re invited: Quiet rooms to make debut at UH

August 23, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

In a busy environment like University Hospital, it can be difficult for family members to find a quiet space to rest and gather their thoughts.

Working with patients and families, UH has created two new quiet rooms on floors 5 and 6 for family members and other visitors.

The rooms — which will debut at an open house later this week — were established with support from the UH administration and the Office of Patient Experience’s Patient and Family Centered Care team.

“We hear from our families that having a quiet space to step into from time to time — while still remaining near their loved one — would help reduce stress,” said Molly White, administrative director for the Office of Patient Experience. “The UH design team worked with patients as their partners and the outcome is really special.”

All faculty and staff are invited to visit the new quiet rooms (5011 and 6011 in UH) during an open house on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Open house attendees will get an up-close look at the new rooms and the important role they will play.

As White said: “These rooms are a small but important step for the organization to take as we constantly strive to improve the patient and family experience.”