Southside Hospital in Bay Shore has just announced the creation of nine private rooms for joint replacement patients to recover after surgery.

“Having private rooms allows a patient’s family member or caregiver to more comfortably and actively participate in their care, which is particularly helpful in the patient’s transition to home,” Lenny Nartowicz, the hospital’s deputy executive director, said in a statement.

“This also allows the patient’s care to be more individually tailored to them.”

Each of the nine rooms boats a Nightingale phone, which allows patients to contact a nurse with only the push of a button, and hospital officials say there are more technological advances anticipated for within the unit’s first year.

According to Southside Hospital, its total joint replacement program has been recognized by the Joint Commission for its high-quality patient care since 2016.