Aug
2011

UK Hospital's Pavilion A - Open, Operational, Outstanding!

The new patient care pavilion at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital opened after much anticipation on Sunday, May 15. In just a short time, the new facility has already made a positive impact on the quality of life for staff, patients, and visitors. According to Murray Clark, Associate VP for Health Affairs, the new facility "is meeting and exceeding our expectations."

The state-of-the-art facility was designed to further the mission of UK's world-class academic medical center, which is uniquely equipped to serve the people of Kentucky and beyond. Open, inviting public spaces provide opportunities for patients, families, and staff to sit, rest, and reflect. Large, private patient rooms are divided into "zones" designated for caregivers, patients, and family members. The rooms are technologically advanced to provide as much bedside care as possible.

Nurses stations located along the corridors, coupled with a central core design, allow nurses to efficiently gather supplies and equipment. This aspect of the design "has been an overwhelming success, allowing the nurses more time to focus on direct patient care", Clark said.

To learn more about the project, click here.