Ergonomic flooring options meet strict hygienic requirements for healthcare facility.
In healthcare facilities, hygiene and maintenance are of utmost concern. So when Bothwell Regional Health Center installed a new 15,000-square-foot addition to the hospital’s main building, maintaining a sterile environment was a top priority. What’s more, designers sought out coverings that required less intensive maintenance procedures and provided underfoot comfort for busy staff members spending long shifts on their feet.
“Having flooring that provides additional comfort is a great benefit to our employees’ well-being and productivity,” says Mark Hirshberg, chief operating officer. Equipped with a low-maintenance floor, Bothwell was able to successfully consolidate and expand cancer and cardiovascular services at the bustling 170-bed acute care facility that serves west-central Missouri.
When selecting a floor covering for the Canon Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Care, Bothwell staff relied on the recommendation of the project designer. They also considered the performance benefits nora® rubber flooring demonstrated in a busy physical therapy space at the health center’s Truman Lake facility, 45 minutes from the main health campus. Pleased with that performance, the Bothwell staff opted to install noraplan environcare™ in the new facility’s cardiac catheterization lab, radiation therapy control areas and nuclear medical scan rooms.
In doing so, the hospital avoided using VCT while selecting a flooring material that offers improved durability, a less intensive maintenance regimen and welded seams, enabling the custodial staff to successfully and efficiently maintain clinical and sterile areas of the new addition without ever needing to strip, finish or buff the floors.
See the final product in our complete project brief about Bothwell Regional Health Center.