Last week’s video blog post was such a hit, we’re going to follow it with a second! This week, we’re joined by Alfreda Rooks, director of Volunteer Services. If you’ve spent time in Mott, you might have seen volunteers sharing their time and energy with our patients. In the below video, Alfreda explains the role of volunteers at Mott and how we’re thinking ahead about volunteer needs and opportunities in the new Mott.
If you’ve been in the hospital before, do you recall any volunteers having made a difference in your stay? Have you been a volunteer at Mott before? Tell us your story!
Did you know Mott’s Child and Family Life program was the first of it’s kind in the nation? Since 1922, Mott has had a child and family life team in place to reduce the negative psychological, social and emotional impacts of hospitalization that affect the well-being of our patients and their families.
This week we’re switching things up a little and turning our blog post into a “video post” featuring Dan Fischer from our Child and Family Life Services to tell us a bit about Child and Family Life, and some of the neat features patients and families can expect when we move into our new hospital in November 2011. Continue reading →
It was an easy decision to go to private rooms at the new hospital. Offering private rooms eliminates the need to transfer patients due to boy/girl room assignment issues and reduces the need to move patients for infection control issues. Most of all, private rooms allow for families to have some form of sleep space. Continue reading →
One of the things that fascinates me continually is the amount of thought and consideration going into each and every aspect of this new hospital. No detail is taken for granted, and perspectives are sought from far and wide for how to make this the very best children’s hospital it can be. Continue reading →
When we first began the planning process for the new children’s and women’s hospital, one of the things we knew right off the bat was that we wanted our new hospital to be “green.” Here are a few ways we’re “going green” at Mott: Continue reading →
When we started the process of designing the new hospital (it seems like forever ago!!), we engaged over 450 patients, families and staff in helping us make our new hospital GREAT.
We put a particularly large amount of thought and planning into how the new patient rooms should be designed. Just sketching out floor plans and showing them around to people wasn’t enough for us though. Continue reading →
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