Gotta said the models were built in one day. The hospital's contractor for the remodeling project came down to assist. There are many little things, such as shelving and cabinets, that will also be improved when the remodeling project is complete.
Another aspect of the remodel, featured on the wall of the model patient room, is a new communications tool. A keypad on the wall of the inpatient room will be designed to notify a nurse directly, most likely by telephone, of the needs of a patient or the room's status. Gotta said no system has been selected for this communication yet.
The model rooms are not expected to remain standing for much longer. Gotta believes they will be taken down next week, as staff will have had ample time to provide the feedback being sought.