Walla Walla General Hospital Adds Place of Peace and Beauty

Step into the Medical Pavilion, the newest building on Walla Walla General Hospital's campus, and you'll immediately feel the difference. From the private changing areas and bathrooms, to the natural light and soothing sounds which permeate the space—every aspect of the new facility demonstrates WWGH's commitment to the health, comfort and peace of mind for each patient. It's a whole new way to experience health care, and it is the only facility of its kind in the Walla Walla Valley.

"Water, light, touch and beauty are all important factors in promoting a sense of physical and psychological well-being," says Lee Hughes, one of two physicians who currently sees patients in the Medical Pavilion. "The design of this building promotes the health of patients by tying into nature's healing environment."

A Healing Touch

The Medical Pavilion is home to a majority of WWGH's women's services, seamlessly blending state-of-the-art diagnostic services and innovative procedures with the peacefulness of a spa.

The building houses the latest in women's diagnostic technology, including a new digital mammography unit. This system takes clearer, more accurate images so patients get results sooner and are less likely to need a second, follow-up test. Breast and obstetric ultrasounds also are available.

In addition, WWGH's team of experienced obstetricians/gynecologists treats each patient with privacy and respect as they craft the best health care plan for each stage of the patient's life. Massage therapy and incontinence therapy are also offered in the pavilion.

Comfort and Convenience

Research shows that natural light and the sound of flowing water promote health and relax frayed nerves, so the facility was created with lots of windows and a giant fountain. Privacy, comfort and convenience are also factors in creating the environment patients need, so the exam and procedure rooms are fitted with private, curtained changing areas; many have private bathrooms attached.

The Medical Pavilion is designed so patients can park near the front door. A single reception area services the entire building. And a colorful children's waiting area helps keep little ones entertained.

In addition to the doctors and diagnostic services, the pavilion offers a variety of support services, including breast health specialists, free pregnancy testing, an educational program for new mothers and more.

Grand Opening

A grand opening for WWGH's Medical Pavilion will be held Thursday, April 24, from 4–6 p.m. The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and open house. There will be tours, refreshments and live music.

For more information or to inquire about the grand opening, please call (509) 527-8302 or visit www.wwgh.org.

April 01, 2008 / Adventist Health