We are now just one year away from the day we move patients into the new hospital.
It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot of planning going on. There are so many details for the overall hospital planning and department-specific planning. If you have ever moved from one house to another, you understand the effort of packing, sorting, discarding, moving, unpacking, sorting, discarding, etc. Consider doing this for a 1.1 million square foot house.
Yesterday was November 3, 2010 – exactly one year until the dedication ceremony for our new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.
To celebrate this milestone, Pat Warner, Executive Director of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and several of our activation team members made visits to each of the units in Mott and Von Voigtlander to deliver commemorative children’s building blocks inspired by our new logo to each patient and staff member. Continue reading →
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 →
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