Sherman Hospital, located just 6 minutes from Highland Woods on Randall Road, offers patients many state-of-the-art features. Opening last December, the 645,000 square-foot hospital provides patients with a bright, open and stress-free healing environment. In addition to a soothing atmosphere, there are many state-of-the-art features for Highland Woods residents to consider:
Private Patient Rooms. There are 225 rooms, all providing patients with the privacy they desire. Many rooms feature large, oversized windows that let in natural light, and over look the 15-acre geothermal lake. Patients have access to a private bathroom and shower in each room, and many rooms are furnished with a sleep sofa or chair for family to stay the night comfortably. On each floor, there is a spacious family lounge, which offers patients’ family members free wireless Internet access as well as complimentary drinks and healthy snacks.
Geothermal Lake. With the help of the energy-producing lake located next to the hospital, Sherman is proud to be energy efficient. As it heats and cools the hospital, it is estimated that the geothermal lake will save the hospital $1 million dollars a year in energy costs. Surrounding the lake is a half-mile walking path for patients and guests to enjoy.
Emergency Department. Designed for efficiency, the emergency department has a dedicated entrance for ambulances. Upon entering, patients are greeted and assigned a treatment room. Patients are then able to register via a bedside computer, reducing wait time and allowing more patients to be treated.
Smart Design. All rooms are set up identically to allow the staff to locate needed items without any hesitation. The emergency department is located next to the critical care, surgery and cardiac cauterization suites. The hospital is also easy to navigate for patients and guests as there are separate elevators and corridors for patients, visitors and employees. All hospital equipment is free from patient and guest’s views as it moves through special interior corridors.
Birthing Center. Soon-to-be mothers, new mothers and their families will find comfort in Sherman’s special birthing center. All rooms are private and guests are granted enhanced visiting hours. Sleep accommodations are available for immediate family, in addition to the large family waiting area where guests are provided with complimentary snacks. A Special Care Nursery and a lactation consultant are also located on site.
Cafeteria. Sherman offers patients the opportunity to order their meals off of a restaurant-style menu, deciding what they want to eat, as well as when they want to eat. Guests may dine in the new food court-style restaurant with an abundance of diverse choices, and the option of cooked to order. When the weather is nice, guests may feast in the outside area, overlooking the lake.
Atrium. With the desire to bring the natural world in, patients and guests are greeted by the Tree of Life, a one-of-a-kind architectural wonder, in the atrium. The atrium also features a 2,500 square-foot gift shop and Auxiliary’s Sherman Perk, a coffee shop.
Heart and Vascular Center. While Sherman may have moved to a new location, the hospital still features its experienced and knowledgeable doctors, nurses and staff. Outpatient care is provided for some services as well as quick transfers.
Cancer Center. This new, cutting-edge center provides patients with a separate building adjacent to the hospital for added privacy. Here, patients have easy access to comprehensive care including radiation therapy, all with comfort in mind.
Have you visited the new hospital? What did you think of the new features?
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