Paintbrushes. Tape measures. Grout floats. These aren’t the tools you’d expect to find in a medical setting, perhaps. But they are tools you’re likely to see at Botsford Hospital in coming months. And the updates they make possible will help our patients on the road to better health.
A new face
This freshening up, a $7.5 million facility upgrade, is intended to create more comfortable, contemporary surroundings. “We’re not doing any major construction or remodeling,” says James Smith, vice president of strategy and business development. “Just an update to the look and feel of the organization.”
The plan is to refresh hospital elevator lobbies, nurses’ stations, throughways, and many patient rooms. It will include updating finishes; replacing doors, furniture, and tile; and hanging new artwork. “It’s going to be a much warmer, more inviting environment for the patients,” Smith says. “Generally speaking, if a patient feels at ease and is comfortable, that tends to aid the healing process.”
Not just good looks
Some functional changes will be part of the project as well. For example, new signage and tools for helping people find their way through the hospital will enhance the Botsford experience for patients and visitors alike.
And because we know it takes a village, earlier this year we solicited clinical and medical staff˛ feedback on mock-ups. Now, we’re beginning the two-year refresh in earnest. We’re confident the changes will help us better meet our mission of providing personalized, compassionate care. “We’re not standing still,” Smith says. “We’re looking forward.”
Comfort zone. New finishings, doors, furniture, and artwork will improve the hospital experience for our patients.
Aesthetics aren’t the only things changing at Botsford. We’re also making practice and service location moves and additions that will help us serve you better.
What’s still to come?
With all of this rearranging, maybe you've overlooked one of our services. For a full listing, visit www.botsford.org/medical _services.