UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s inpatient cancer center aims to foster a sense of normalcy for their adolescent and young adult patients. The unit encourages patient movement and provides comfort for families, while also supporting patient care teams and maximizing staff efficiency.
Perspectus considered patient privacy, quiet spaces, and enhanced patient-staff communication in the design. A positive pressure environment expands infection control beyond patient rooms, allowing them to move through public spaces without masks. An interactive media wall invites further exploration of the space, where patients find playrooms featuring interactive technology, artwork, graphics, color, and lighting for various age groups. The family great room, kitchen, and lounge area encourage activities that emulate a customary routine and the feel of home for both patients and families.