Rockville Hospital Behavioral Health Unit

Altro rocks Rockville Hospital

Altro Wood, Altro Aquarius, Altro Whiterock

Rockville Hospital, part of the Eastern Connecticut Healthcare Network, boasts a strong behavioral health unit that provides support and specialized, sophisticated services for many areas of mental health, including addictions, anxiety, depression and other counseling. 

Jeff Lawton of Moser Pilon Nelson Architects worked with the hospital, selecting Altro Wood, Altro Aquarius and Altro Whiterock for use throughout the unit. The project had originally called for other alternatives, but Jeff Lawton, a fan of Altro products, thought they might be better suited for the hospital’s needs. The Altro Regional representative met with Jeff Lawton and Rockville Hospital housekeeping staff to present Altro flooring, showing the proper cleaning regimen. The hospital was convinced, and they moved forward with the installation.

Altro Wood, to the tune of 1500 square yards’ worth, became the patient rooms’ and corridors’ flooring of choice. An attractive, general purpose 2mm wood-look sheet vinyl floor that can cope with medium to heavy foot traffic—exactly what busy hospital floors require. 

For the bathrooms and other wet areas throughout the unit, the award-winning Altro Aquarius was specified for the floors, accompanied by Altro Whiterock hygienic wall panels on the walls. The innovative surface profile of Altro Aquarius makes it ideal for wet environments, fit for both bare feet and shoes, providing excellent slip resistance in an area where slipping and falling is a major concern. In addition to the product’s impressive slip resistance, the soothing tones and subtle patterns of Altro Aquarius are particularly beneficial in behavioral health settings where patients are negatively affected by bright, elaborate colors.

Altro Whiterock’s hygienic nature prevents water and moisture ingress, and its durable impact-resistance ensures even a sledgehammer strike won’t crack its panels. Other walls can break upon heavy impact, resulting in punctures and holes that can house unwanted bacterial tenants. With the increasing efforts to combat healthcare acquired infections in hospitals around the country, impact-resistant and hygienic wall products are essential. 

The Rockville staff likes that the Altro floor and wall system uses strong, smooth, heat welds on both the floors and walls, eliminating the threat of ligatures, and making it nearly impossible for patients to pull apart the panels or sheets and harm themselves or those monitoring their safety.

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