This Treatment Facility Gives Patients a Better Hospital Experience

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 3, 2015
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Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new cancer treatment facility aims to provide patients with a better hospital experience. For many people, hospitals evoke feelings of anxiety rather than comfort. This new facility aims to change that perception by placing the focus directly on the well-being of the patient.

The Josie Robertson Surgery Center is a new cancer treatment facility in Manhattan. The $300 facility is designed to offer a better hospital experience by making patients feel as comfortable as possible as they move through the treatment process. The waiting room area is warm and inviting, with space to get work done, play games or grab a bite to eat. The patient rooms are all private and each features floor-to-ceiling windows. When patients are not in their room, they can visit the different hospital floors, each of which has a central gathering place for eating and socializing. There is even a luxurious lounge for the staff to take a well-deserved break.

Despite the focus on making patients comfortable, the facility is designed for quick turnaround. This means that some surgery patients will be able to enter and leave in the same day.