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Staff Perceptions Before and After Adding Single-Family Rooms in the NICU

September 2013
EBD Journal Club


Bosch, S.J., Bledsoe, T., & Jenzarli, A. (2012). Staff perceptions before and after adding single family rooms in the NICU. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 5(4), 64-75.


Objective: The purpose of this investigationis to evaluate staff perceptions of environmental quality before and after the renovation of an existing open-bay neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the addition of 23 single-family NICU rooms in the Wasie NICU at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The study specifically examines perceptions in two categories: (1) quality of the work environment for staff; and (2) safety and quality of the NICU environment for infants and their families. 


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