Talk about a bright idea! When our CIUSSS decided to upgrade the lighting in patients’ rooms at Mount Sinai Hospital, everyone provided input—from nurses and orderlies to patients and Infection Prevention and Control specialists. The result: State-of-the-art lighting that suits all users’ needs. “Everyone was involved,” says Joel Bohadana, Chief of Physical Facilities at Mount Sinai.
The newly installed lighting, funded by the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, is controlled by a hand-held remote that toggles between general indirect lighting and direct task lighting, while offering the option of a soft reading light. The modern fixtures are also maintenance-friendly and have energy-efficient LED technology, while the hand remotes are encased in silicone to facilitate disinfection.
So far, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “People are unanimous,” Mr. Bohadana says. “They’re sold on it and say they’re happy with the final product.” Bravo for lighting the way.