Snaps & Snippets: University Hospital unveils new patient registration area

New desks have been constructed using materials that can be easily cleaned and sanitized.

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Earlier this month, University Hospital unveiled a new patient welcome area at its Ambulatory Care Center using best practices for physical distancing to facilitate easy access to clinical offices. As the city of Newark, and New Jersey in general, continue to see fewer cases of COVID-19 since the peak earlier this year, this modernized waiting room will provide a smoother patient flow and a single location for all preappointment processing at the center, located at 140 Bergen St. in Newark.

In adherence with local and state health guidance, this new space has been designed with appropriate health and physical distancing measures in mind, so patients can be confident it is safe to return to the facility for routine medical care. This space also conforms to University Hospital’s new model of care, taking into account best practices in patient relations that will in result in decreased wait times, optimum interactions with clinicians and coordinated care across all medical specialties.

Constructed using materials that can be easily cleaned and sanitized, the new space is a calm area with features designed to deter the spread of virus and bacteria. This renovation is a significant, additional step in the hospital’s Care Around the Clock program, which was launched to assure the community that the hospital is open for routine medical care, emergencies, acute care, surgery and an array of additional programs and services.

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Advanced patient technology, in the form of monitors, will show patients where they are in the queue for care.
Social distancing reminders on the floor of the waiting area.
Social distancing in the waiting room.