Mercy Memorial Hospital
Monroe Cancer Center
Frenchtown Township, Michigan
A joint-venture between Mercy Memorial Hospital and Detroit's Karmanos Cancer Center, this Patient Care Project involved major renovation of all of the nursing units and 108 beds to provide an environment fostering care, compassion, residential warmth, dignity, and a sense of wellness. Development of the project utilized workshops with all staff and committees of current and past patients with the resulting design that treats all of the patient rooms as residential suites, the nursing stations project an image of a hospitality concierge, and physician and staff areas are open to patients and families.
As a partner in the Center for Health Design Pebble Project, evaluation of the first anniversary of the units demonstrates an 18% improvement in clinical outcomes and a 4% reduction in the use of narcotics on these units.