Patient Rooms

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Virtually every inch of Princeton Medical Center (PMC) has been designed with your needs in mind.

In particular, we focused a great deal of attention on the design of the patient room to ensure it promotes safety, exceptional outcomes, comfort and efficiency.

Single Room

"Designing a new hospital from the ground up was a rare opportunity, and we were driven to design a facility that redefines how care is delivered," says Barry Rabner, President & CEO, Penn Medicine Princeton Health. "And to help us do that, we asked our patients what they felt they and their families needed when in the hospital and asked their opinions on the solutions we were considering."

Each patient room in PMC contains important safety features and amenities that will help to enhance each patient's experience. 

Single Patient Rooms

Single Patient Room

PMC features all single-patient rooms to reduce infections and improve communications, privacy and sleep. This has a positive impact on utilization and encourages family involvement.
Canted Room Design

Canted Room Design

The canted room design helps orient the patient to the outside. All rooms are same-handed to reduce errors and falls. 
Family Zone Sofa

Family Zone

Each room features a family zone with a sleeper sofa, comfortable chairs, a reading light and oversized windows to maximize daylight and views.
TV Patient Engagement System

Patient Engagement System

A 42-inch, flat-screen TV with a "patient engagement system" provides entertainment options for both adult and child patients. Education features help patients better understand their condition and treatment.

Work Desk

Rooms are equipped with a work desk and soft reading light, along with outlets for computers and cell phones. The whole building is equipped with WiFi access. A white board allows nursing staff to note their name, title and provide other information to the patient. The board is magnetic to hold the patient's cards and pictures.
In Room Closet

In Room Closet

A closet large enough for a suitcase to keep personal belongings for patients and visitors, and your own safe to securely store items.
In Patient Room Computer Terminal

In Room Computer Terminal

Computer terminal in each room allows caregivers to immediately access and document patient information.
hands free sink

Hands-Free Sink

Hands-free sink and soap dispenser for easy hand-washing immediately upon entrance to the room. 
Temperature Controls

Individual Temperature Controls

Individual temperature controls allow patients to control their room's temperature, and maintain a consistent temperature in all areas of the room. The system uses 100% fresh, filtered air in all patient care areas, reducing infections.
Sound Absorbing

Sound absorbing materials reduce noise

Sound absorbing materials in the corridor and patient rooms help lower in-room ambient noise. The curve of the building, locations of conference rooms, and irregular corridor wall shape all lower ambient noise, improving sleep, communications and reducing errors. Paging in the building is limited to emergencies. All nurses carry mobile devices to communicate directly with patients.
antibacterial flooring and curtains

antibacterial properties reducing infections

Flooring and privacy curtains have antibacterial properties, reducing infections.
Hand Rails

Handrails and Private bathroom

A private bathroom is located three feet from the bed, with handrails to the bathroom and around the toilet to help prevent falls.
Sliding Bathroom Doors

Sliding Bathroom Door

A sliding bathroom door minimizes door interference with patient and staff. Frosted glass in the door allows in natural light, improves orientation and lights a path at night.
Light box and Low-level Lighting


The light box provides softer lighting in the room. Low-level lighting on the bed and the wall below the handrail, which leads directly from the bed to the bathroom, to improve safety at night. 
Bed Scale

patient-centered beds

Beds can be lowered to 16" off the floor to help prevent falls. Beds also have pressure-relieving mattresses and weigh patients automatically to avoid the need to get out of bed for weighing. The bed is equipped to contact the nurse directly if a high-risk patient is getting out of the bed without assistance.