Patients undergoing bone marrow transplants and stem cell therapies often spend long periods of time in the hospital. That’s why Tulane Health System program recently unveiled its newly renovated, state-of-the-art patient care unit at Tulane Medical Center.
The $3.8 million expansion project included a complete remodel and expansion, increasing the number of patient beds from seven to 16. New, state-of-the-art airflow and water filtration systems run throughout the unit to ensure continued clean, filtered air and water for patients who have weakened immune systems. Additional amenities include an exercise/recreation room for patients to use during their hospital stay and new artwork from local artists throughout the unit.
“This new unit is just one way we ensure blood cancer patients can access state-of-the-art care closer to home,” said Dr. Hana Safah, medical director of Tulane’s Bone Marrow Transplant program. “Our new unit is not only a beautiful space with the latest technologies, but it was built for the comfort and emotional well-being of our patients and their family members.”