Level 10: Walmart and Sam's Club 10th Floor Inpatient Unit
200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
The 10th floor is an inpatient medical/surgical floor. It features 28 private rooms to promote healing and rest. Large windows in the rear of each room let in natural light. Bathrooms be located just inside the entrance to each room.
As with all patient rooms in our new hospital, each room will be divided into three areas. The care team zone will include a sink and access to supplies. The patient zone will feature the patient’s bed, TV, and a colorful lighting system known as Drew’s Lamp. The family zone in each room will include a sleeping area to support two adults. A nearby recliner lays flat for sleeping and has a glider feature for soothing patients. The family zone will also feature a TV and lights that can be controlled separately from other lights in the room. All rooms will include a locking storage cabinet and a refrigerator, both for family use.
Many features of the new hospital will make it easier for patients to rest. Single rooms mean more privacy and fewer distractions. Rooms will be same-handed in design, meaning that the room layout is identical in every patient room on this level. As a result, beds will never share a common wall, which will cut down on noise transfer between rooms. The standardized layout will also improve staff efficiencies and reduce the potential for error.
Offstage, or staff, areas in the center of every floor have been designed to make rooms and hallways quieter. The offstage area on Level 10 will include offices, storage areas, and service elevators. Most deliveries will be handled offstage, further reducing noise. Patient elevators, also located offstage, will allow patients to be transported between floors without using public elevators, enhancing privacy.
Patients cared for by the following areas will stay on Level 10: cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery (including heart transplants), pediatrics, ophthalmology, oral surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.
Level 10 will feature four safe rooms. These rooms will be used by patients who have both medical and psychiatric diagnoses. Currently, there are two safe rooms on 2 JCP. Two rooms on Level 10 will serve as isolation rooms for patients with contagious illnesses. These rooms will provide a negative pressure environment. (Space is designed to keep air flow from leaving the room and entering the hallway.) Two rooms have been designed to accommodate bariatric patients. They will include lifts, increased bed capacity, and reinforced bathroom fixtures.
This level will also have a large rehabilitation therapy room for pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation. It will be outfitted with a treadmill and other exercise equipment.
Level 10 will feature a classroom for patients staying on Levels 9 and 10. The hospital teacher works with each child’s school to provide personalized instruction. Doing schoolwork helps provide a sense of normalcy for patients. It also prevents students from falling behind if they stay in the hospital for long periods.
This floor will include an activity room for young children and another one for tweens. These specially designed spaces will allow children to interact with peers as they might at school or in their neighborhoods. Each activity room will be furnished with age-appropriate furniture, artwork, toys, and games to help children relax and feel at home. In our current hospital, playrooms accommodate children of all ages.
For the convenience of our families, Level 10 will include a family laundry room and vending machines. A large family lounge with Wi-Fi provides a comfortable place for families to pass time. A parent respite room will allow family members to relax and refresh, yet remain close to their child. There will also be two consult rooms, a conference room, a nourishment room, and a room for staff training. Another space, on the south side, will be reserved for resident physicians to rest. Offstage, employees will find a locker room, lounge, and staff lactation room.