OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Hospital now has something in common with the Disney Company and the St. Regis in Cairo, Egypt; the renowned architect Michael Graves.
This past June, the Stryker Company, a maker of medical equipment and the New York City-based architect, unveiled a redesigned transport chair.
Oswego Hospital is among the first in Central New York to have purchased one of the new chairs, called a Prime TC.
The new design increases the comfort for the patient and caregiver, while improving safety.
Graves designed the chair after having been hospitalized in 2003 and realizing that he could improve the overall design.
At the time, an unidentified infection spread rapidly through to his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed and thus hospitalized for some time.
His redesign is believed to be first major overhaul of the wheelchair’s design since the 1930s.
Graves, a postmodernist architect, has designed buildings throughout the globe, including several for the Disney Company, and is known as one of the New York Five.
He was won numerous honors and awards for his designs.