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Patient- and family-centered care improves Florida ICUs

Nurse.com, February 27, 2008
Joe DiMaggio Children's, which is a part of Memorial Health System, consisting of seven healthcare facilities serving South Broward County, is part of an emerging trend in healthcare in which hospitals integrate patients and family into the care experience. Instead of being restricted to limited visiting times and overcrowded waiting areas with no privacy, families are invited to stay with their loved ones and be a part of the care team. They stay in private rooms equipped with sofa sleepers. Many facilities provide access to shower facilities, family lounges, meal services, Internet and educational resources.