Tiny Potties…Little Things Really Do Matter!
I am so excited about this…really, I am SO EXCITED!
We have tiny, pint-sized potties in the new hospital’s family restrooms. I discovered them on a tour the other day and they just made me smile – these perfect little potties sitting next to the adult version – both with auto-flush and ready to go for our families. Does it get better than that?
Actually the story does get better. I learned from Scott McClure, project engineer for the new main hospital, that the idea for these child-size toilets came from Bryan O., a project manager in our Information Services Department.
“At the time the new hospital was being designed, I recalled a recent visit to our emergency department with one of my boys. Of course, he had to go and I remember him struggling in the restroom because of his size. I thought to myself, we are a children’s hospital but we don’t have a bathroom that is orientated for children. So, I told Scott McClure he needed to consider this in the design of the new hospital. Or…I was going to take him with me the next time one of my boys had to go and let him work through the dilemma.
I think he got the idea. And…here we are today.”
First – kudos to Bryan for sharing this great idea to improve our family’s experience but also to Scott and our entire construction team for considering this type of feedback. It’s a perfect example of how little things make a difference and that everything really matters.
I can’t wait to hear about what you think of the new hospital. We’re just a few weeks from our Grand Opening Celebrations. Mark your calendar for the Community Open House on June 10th so you can see the new hospital (and the tiny potties) for yourself.