Patient bathrooms receive a facelift

New sinks, shower panels and floor finishes are just a few of the updates patients and their families can expect during their visit at UF Health Shands Hospital.

In the last three years, 101 bathrooms — including 36 completed so far this year — have been refurbished. Although the updates are aesthetic, they will help improve our patients’ experience.

Positive changes like this also reflect our commitment to continue enhancing UF Health’s culture of care. Improvements, such as replacing hard to-clean tile and grout with a solid surface, will result in better infection control and help our Environmental Services team clean more efficiently. Other new upgrades include replacing sinks and flooring as well as fresh paint throughout patient care areas.

“I know that the staff are really excited about the updates and feel good about improving patient safety and satisfaction,” said Ken Williams, UF Health Shands Facilities Development project superintendent.

The Facilities Development team plans to refurbish 34 more restrooms before the end of this year.

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