Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., was designed to reduce clinicians' stress, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.
The design team for the 520,000-square-foot healthcare facility asked children, families, employees and medical staff for input. The new hospital, which has taken five years to complete, is scheduled to open in December 2017.
Mockups were created in a warehouse of what a critical care unit room, nursing station, regular acute care patient room, operating room and imaging suite would look like under the proposed design.
More than 500 staff members, ranging from nurses to physicians to housekeeping had the opportunity to decide what would go in the rooms and where things would go.