As part of the largest expansion in Cone Health history, 96 large, private patient rooms have been built into the new North Tower.
As part of the planning phase of North Tower, Cone Health conducted extensive background research on creating relaxing, healing environments for their patients.
The new patient rooms in Cone Health’s North Tower create a quiet, peaceful environment with earth-tone colored walls, private bathrooms and the units strategically separated in each section to decrease noise.
The patient rooms were also designed to create a comfortable area for family and friends to visit and/or stay overnight. The rooms offer a separate family section with a couch, window and other amenities to make the stay pleasant for the patient, as well as their visitors. This separate section also allows added space for the clinical staff to give patient’s the care they need while family or friends are visiting.
Proven to provide more restful sleep, less stress, fewer patient transfers, reduced patient waiting and even reductions in infection rates, private patient rooms paired with electronic access to all patient records will further enhance Cone Health’s delivery of exceptional care to patients throughout the community.
Debbie Grant is the vice president of Nursing and Patient Services at Cone Health. Debbie received a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed post-graduate studies in leadership at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Debbie has been an employee of Cone Health for thirty years, and recently became certified by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.