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.