Quiet
Fosters
Healing

Quietness in hospitals has been rated by nurses as one of the most important environmental factors for patient comfort, healing and recovery. There is a large
evidence-based design literature pool extending back over 20 years that shows
how reducing noise levels in your hospital will improve clinical outcomes.

Our passion is helping people like you apply evidence-based, Sound Solutions
in an expedient, certain and cost-effective manner.

Quiet
Saves
Money

A 1-point decrease
in satisfaction
equates to a 5%
increase in
probability of
malpractice suits.

Please look beyond the initial costs of reducing noise to the even higher, long-term, costs of not reducing noise. A dedicated noise reduction effort is not an expense, but instead a boost to your bottom line.

What if reducing noise levels in your hospital at the cost of $10,000 or $50,000 over the next 24 months means receiving $100,000 or $150,000 in higher CMS value-based purchasing incentive payments over the next 3 years? Add to that net gain the cost reductions associated with lower readmission and mortality rates, fewer malpractice suits, fewer clinical mistakes and lower personnel turns. Some might call that a 'no brainer'.

  • Use our Cost of Noise Calculator to estimate your net gain from reducing noise levels in your hospital.
    Or, connect with us and we will do it for you.

Quiet
Begets
Happiness

Noise makes your patients unhappy ~ when they are most vulnerable, in pain and in need of restorative, healing rest. As a result, agitation, noncompliance and complaints increase. Requests for pain medication increase. Satisfaction decreases, as reflected in your patient satisfaction scores (HCAHPS).

Noise increases the stress levels of your hospital staff too. It makes them feel 'annoyed', 'bothered', 'irritated' and 'stressed'. How can they be expected to excel in patient care under these conditions?

  • Some say, "happy staff, happy patients". Would not the converse then also hold true?

Now imagine happy people ~ patients, their visitors and your staff. Your patients feel so much better because they are getting more uninterrupted sleep, the kind of deep sleep that helps them heal faster and feel better. Their family members are happier too, seeing their loved ones smiling, energetic and making progress every day. Even the process of care improves because hospital staff is less stressed.

Lack of
Quietness is
the #1 source
of patient dissatisfaction
in US hospitals.