One of the biggest challenges facing any healthcare organization is the struggle to balance the resources available to it with the need to modernize its operations to provide the most effective care. John Sealy Hospital is one of those facilities keeping up with the times as it engages in a modernization project aimed at allowing it to offer more family-centered patient care. UTMB’s Kim McKay says the hospital’s design was in keeping with the methodologies of the time when it was built. “At the time the hospital was built, the move was to go to private rooms, but they were a lot smaller,” she says, adding that the typical patient room at John Sealy Hospital was originally about 150 square feet. Today, however, hospitals are focused on more family-centered care, where a patient’s loved ones play a bigger role in their recovery. Because of this, the original floor plans of the hospital seemed cramped and confining.