Fort Madison Community Hospital, Inpatient Room Renovation

Fort Madison, Iowa

The goal of this project was to upgrade and convert from double to single patient rooms. This was accomplished on a phased basis, renovating three to four rooms per phase, keeping the facility operating. In addition, the medical/surgical and intensive care nursing stations were combined to reduce redundant staffing.

Patient rooms were equipped with bedside electronic charting with a custom computer charting desk. All rooms received transverse lifts, as well as a storage cabinet for lift and IV stand. A built-in sleeper unit was incorporated to encourage longer family stays. A nursing work area at the entry to the room provides area for hand-washing, gloves, sharps disposal, and concealed hazardous waste receptacle.

Total area SF: 12,775

Tags: Healthcare