Holy Name Medical Centre ICU, USA

Altro wall solutions support fight against COVID-19

Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock wall designs



New Jersey’s Holy Name Medical Centre was at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, coping with an alarmingly high rate of new COVID case admissions. It became clear that for Holy Name Medical Centre to continue providing its patients with crucial life-saving care, their existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) space would need to undergo an essential update.


“Our ICU was built in the 1960s and was in need of an upgrade,” stated Melissa Candela, Holy Name Medical Centre’s Manager of Design and Construction. “Our experience at the epicentre of New Jersey’s outbreak triggered an action plan to transition the outdated space to a unit with the highest technology, safety, and design standards, in addition to strong functionality.” The design of the unit needed to prioritise interiors that could endure frequent cleaning and disinfecting routines while helping to create a design-oriented space with a patient focus.


Holy Name Medical Centre selected Altro Whiterock White and the decorative Altro Whiterock wall designs throughout the ICU to create a high design, hygienic space for patient treatment. Altro Whiterock is a hygienic walls system, providing smooth impact-resistant surfaces and leaving dirt and bacteria nowhere to hide. This is especially practical in the case of Holy Name Medical Centre’s ICU, where thorough cleaning is vital in promoting the safety of patients and staff alike. Altro Whiterock wall designs can be used alongside Altro Whiterock White to create a less clinical feel in patient areas.

Altro Whiterock White is a proven, high performance, hygienic alternative to ceramic tiles. These hygienic wall sheets are impact resistant, grout-free and easy to clean, making them perfect for areas where cleanliness is paramount, such as hospital patient and treatment rooms, commercial kitchens and bathrooms.

Altro Whiterock wall designs give elegance to interior walls while providing the durability you expect from an Altro Whiterock wall sheet.

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The product is durable, design-oriented and the environmental staff are able to disinfect without the worry of needing to repair the walls.

We decided to use Altro Whiterock on all of the walls inside the patient rooms and restrooms, so that every surface was cleanable and sealed.