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$30 Million Rehab for Magee Gives Patients Privacy


Patient room

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital has completed the first phase of a $30 million renovation project to create all-private rooms for patients at the Philadelphia medical center.

“We are always looking for ways to improve patient satisfaction and make them feel more comfortable,” says John Ardente, Magee’s director of Facilities Operations.

Dr. Jack Carroll, president and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation, says environment matters more than ever in today’s competitive healthcare environment.

“They are adjusting to life-changing events; they may need very sophisticated equipment at their bedside; they still want to have control over their living space; and they want room for their loved ones to visit with them, privately, at times. They may be with us for a month or more, so the décor and amenities matter, as Magee is addressing the mind, the body, and the spirit during the course of the rehabilitation stay,” he says.

The rooms are between 320 and 350 square feet, and include private bathrooms, zoned lighting, and other amenities. Each room also has overhead lifts built into the ceiling that are used to help transfer patients from beds to wheelchairs.

The conversion to all-private rooms on Magee’s four patient floors is expected to be done in stages and completed by July 2020.