Palomar Medical Center in the US is set to begin operations on 19 August 2012 at 2185 W. Citracado Parkway in Escondido, San Diego, California.
Each floor in the eleven-story building is designed with efficiency in mind, such as clustering operating rooms around a central supply room and colour coding each floor to help visitors navigate around the hospital.
Pomerado Hospital's chief administrative officer Dr. David Tam said the medical centre will be the finest health care facility in California, if not the US.
"Palomar Medical Center is the most technologically advanced hospital in California," Dr. Tam added.
Central nursing stations in the $956m Palomar Medical Center have been replaced by individual stations at each room to readily connect patients to nurses. Doctors will also be able to communicate with the nursing staff via a wireless touch pad outside each patient room.
The patient's bedside call buttons, that specify water, pain and so on, connect to the nurse's smartphone and wall railings guide patients from the bed to the bathroom to help improve patient safety.
The new facility almost completely eliminates a loudspeaker-based paging system and the combined features are expected to decrease response time and make care more efficient, according to Dr. Ben Kanter, chief medical information officer.
Palomar Health chief nursing executive Lori Shoemaker was quoted by the U-T Sandiego as saying that, "There is a lot of research that patients who have access to light and nature do better, need less pain medication, heal faster and go home sooner."