Health

Patient Care Tower Snapshots

As construction on Simi Valley Hospital’s new Patient Care Tower progresses, here’s a look at the building from the inside and outside:

Patient Care Tower

Simi Valley Hospital’s $58 million Patient Care Tower is at the center of the hospital’s vision for the future of service to Simi Valley, Moorpark and surrounding communities. The 146,000-square-foot, four-story addition will provide a state-of-the-art healing environment, including an entire floor dedicated to women’s and children’s services, an eight-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a larger-capacity adult Intensive Care Unit, 136 private care rooms, an outdoor healing garden and integrated computer technology. Completion of construction for the Patient Care Tower will culminate in a community-wide celebration.

Patient Care Tower Room

Creating a restful and peaceful environment was a key criterion when hospital leadership met with architects to design the Tower’s private patient care rooms. Seen here in an architect’s rendering, nature-inspired textures — including wood-grain floors and furniture upholstery with a leaf print — were among the details chosen for their soothing qualities. Flat-screen televisions, restful artwork and recliner chairs will make the hospital experience more comfortable and homelike for patients and their guests.

Tower Nurses’ Station

A warm and welcoming first impression for patients and guests was the design goal for nurses’ stations within the Tower. Countertops will feature multiple wood styles, and multi-colored carpeting will complement the design of the furniture and wall coverings. Paintings and other works of art placed throughout the hospital will complete the inviting ambiance.

Patient & Visitor Wireless Internet

Simi Valley resident Eric Cohen tries out a technologically advanced feature of the new Patient Care Tower that has already debuted at Simi Valley Hospital. On the Main Campus and in other selected areas, patients and visitors can now connect wirelessly to the Internet, free of charge. A special window that pops up when a user attempts to access the Internet in any of the campus’s wireless hotspots guides the user through the log-on process.

Spring 2007