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Case study: Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sivioa® QS shades provide Sharp Memorial Hospital patients with a convenient and attractive way to control daylight and personalize their space.

Sharp Memorial Hospital is the largest Sharp HealthCare hospital and is a designated trauma center for San Diego County. It maintains 464 acute-care beds, including 92 for critical care services. Opened in January 2009, the Stephen Birch Healthcare Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital features the latest technology and patient-centered care. This is the only hospital in San Diego to provide private rooms to every patient – at no extra cost. Accented by daylight that filters through large windows, each private room offers patients a comfortable place to heal and recover. Each of the 334 private patient rooms were carefully designed to encourage family participation and promote meaningful interaction between caregivers and patients – factors that are known to speed the healing process.

The goal in the patient rooms was to provide attractive, flexible window coverings that are easy to clean and allow convenient control for patients and staff. Sharp also desired shading materials that were soothing in color and texture, and provided natural light and views even with the shades down. “Providing a healing environment, including access to views and natural light is an important factor in patient recovery,” said Christine Martinez of Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus.

Sharp chose Sivoia QS automated shades because of their ease of use, flexibility, and superior performance. Integration with bedside controls allows the patient to control the amount of daylight they want in the room at any given time, encouraging the patient to personalize their space. “It also provides a more productive staff environment because staff members do not have to answer calls to adjust the shades for patients who cannot get out of bed,” Martinez also mentioned. Additional controls were included at the entrance to the patient room for staff convenience.

Sivoia QS The ideal solution for shading, Sivoia QS features simplified wiring and easy integration with Lutron light controls.
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Products used in this project Sivoia QS

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