Robert Bober, MD, director of nuclear cardiology at Ochsner Medical Center, told MD Magazine about the changes introduced through Optimal Hospital that let patients get better sleep.

The changes include wireless vital monitors, later blood draws to allow patients uninterrupted sleep, red lighting for nighttime use, and copper-infused linens, handrails, and tabletops to cut down on the spread of infections.

“We’ve taken some scientific facts and made them usable,” Bober said of the various changes.