“When they took out the walls and started opening up all of those floor-to-ceiling windows, I literally got shivers,” she said.
About 500 adult and pediatric burn patients from five Intermountain West states come to the center for treatment each year — the largest geographical area of any burn center in the country, according to Morris.
The center’s renewal not only means a better environment for patients and their families, but also more efficient and streamlined medical care, Matthews said. For example, the new “center core” storage facility has three points of access and stocks all medical supplies in one nearby place.
“I truly believe we did the best job we possibly could to make this a wonderful place to work, to be a patient, and to be a visitor,” she said. “I think we’ve succeeded on every account, so I am literally overjoyed.”
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