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Building Healthcare Facilities for Quality
HealthLeaders Media

Michael Covert is ecstatic about the $1 billion hospital that opened under his watch just over two years ago while he served as CEO of Palomar Health in Escondido, California. Palomar Medical Center emulates the imaginary fable hospital with the best that innovative design and technology can offer, he says.

During planning, many features seemed inspired by genius, including this one: Situated at the entrance to each of its 288 patient rooms is a sink with a faucet that automatically trickles water when it detects human motion.

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