Perrine Oncology & Neurosurgery Center (Inpatient)
As an inpatient at Mercy, we realize you need a comfortable environment in order for the best healing to occur. That's why we offer all private rooms – so you can rest with plenty of room for those who are supporting you through the healing process.
The Perrine Oncology and Neurosurgery Centers also have several distinguishing features designed to meet the special needs of cancer, neurosurgical and spinal patients:
- More than 50 percent of nurses on the unit have obtained oncology nurse certification.
- The Centers include three lead-lined rooms for patients with radioactive implants.
- A consultation room allows patients to discuss their treatment with a doctor with immediate access to digital images of X-rays.
- A large family waiting room with a children’s play area is designed to meet the needs of visiting family members.
- The floor also has introduced some double beds to allow a family to have closer contact during a patient's stay. Read more about the double beds initiative in this story from the Summer 2011 issue of The Mercy Touch Magazine.
Studies have proven that patients’ length of stay is reduced, patients report less pain and smaller amounts of narcotics are used, and fewer medication errors are made in single-patient rooms.
- Mercy’s private rooms are especially family-friendly — with hide-a-beds, Internet ports, flat-screen televisions, CD/DVD players and automatic window-covering controls in every room.
- Staff, patients and physicians experience the benefits of the thoughtfully designed patient room floor plan. Recessed entryway doors, alcoves with supplies for patient care and carpeted hallways contribute to the quieter environment and increased quality of care.
- Nurses have cut in half the number of steps they take per shift in caring for their patients due to the efficient floor and room design. Patients are directly connected to their specific nurse by a wireless, voice activated communications system.
- Patients rest and sleep better, physicians can speak confidentially to patients, and visitors are able to relax without outside distractions.