In hospitals we should expect any help to get better. But the food is terrible and the rooms are even worse. Researchers at The University Medical Center at Princeton spent months thinking, evaluating, and designing a room to make people feel better. The result? It worked—and remarkably well. Patients rated both the food quality and nursing help better in the new rooms. The largest finding was that patients asked for 30 percent less pain medication. The healing process and rehabilitation was also sped up which led to shorter hospital stays and less expensive medical bills.