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MGH embarking on patient rooms renovation project
Marquette General Foundation hosting public reception on
Marquette General Hospital has unveiled plans to upgrade its existing patient rooms. “As we strive to exceed patient expectations, the setting in which we deliver inpatient care must keep pace,” said Marquette General President and CEO A. Gary Muller, FACHE. “The new inpatient room design is beautiful in that it seamlessly combines clinical necessity with a degree of comfort and decorum that helps put the patient and their visiting loved ones at ease.”
There’s a two-fold benefit of this project: (1) it will result in more modern, comfortable rooms for patients and their families, and (2) the redesign significantly enhances patient care by providing improved access for physicians, nurses and other care providers.
Dagmar Raica, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Marquette General, is pleased to unveil the upgrades.
“Patients and families are going to like the changes,” Raica said. “The changes will not only be good for the patients, but also for our staff to work in. The patient rooms maximize existing space and include safety features such as no-skid flooring and computers hardwired in each room to administer/bar code medications at the bedside.” The Marquette General Foundation is working closely with MGH to help raise sufficient funding to modernize the rooms.
“We believe the community and region will support this project because it directly improves the patient experience,” said Pat Bray, President of the Foundation.
A naming room gift of $15,000 (spread over one or two years) covers the cost of the renovation and new furnishing for one room, minus a new patient bed. The latter will be a hospital expense.
Already, a local Marquette woman who wishes to remain anonymous gifted $100,000 to the project. “We’re very thankful for this wonderful seed gift,” Bray said. “Many friends and supporters of Marquette General have stayed in the rooms or have visited loved ones. The project offers exciting naming opportunities for grateful patients and families, as well as businesses and service groups from across the Upper Peninsula.
” A “mock” new patient room has been constructed on the first floor of the North Building on College Avenue, adjacent to the Gift Shop. A public tour/reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, to showcase the new amenities. Refreshments will be served.
To view more information on the project and download a gift form, or call 225-6914.
The Foundation will be happy to mail more information and a gift form to those interested in supporting this project with a gift.