Mock patient room

Health Campus Project Mock Room Community Open House Scheduled

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Bayhealth Sussex Campus
The southern Delaware community is invited to see “Cardboard City” – the nickname established for the cardboard mock-up rooms for Bayhealth’s new hospital and outpatient center. The open house will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 109 McCoy Street in Milford.

Health campus project leaders will discuss the overall design of the new health campus and tour groups will get a chance to experience the space, feel and function of the new hospital rooms.

“This a great opportunity for community members to see what the rooms in the new facility will really look like, rather than trying to visualize the spaces by looking at floor plans. We hope everyone will come see the mock rooms,” said Vice President of Operations and Administrator Milford Memorial Mike Ashton.

The mock-up rooms include a patient room; operating room; trauma bay; labor delivery, recovery and postpartum room; emergency bay; and an infusion bay.

The rooms are in various stages of completion and still under construction. Some of the mock-up spaces, like the patient room, will be finished to include almost all of the details of a new hospital room. Others will stay as rough cardboard mock-ups allowing users to test out the design and how it would function.

Input from the tours will be collected along with feedback from other user groups during the design process.

As the plans continue to be finalized, changes will be made within the mock-up spaces to reflect the design of the new hospital. The result – a brand new 437,000 square foot health campus just off Route 1 in Sussex County. Designed for the next 100 years, it will incorporate the latest technology and best-practice design elements to enhance the quality of life for the southern Delaware community.

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