Forget the sterile surroundings, drafty gowns and anxiety-provoking silence that often goes with medical tests. How about a massage, relaxing music and embarrassment-proof exam gowns?

When Felicia Crutchfield of Keller had a procedure at Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine, she was surprised by the calm surroundings. As she lay on the exam table covered in plush linens, images of clouds danced over her head.

“It almost feels like you’re at a hotel,” Crutchfield said. “It just does not look like a hospital, and it certainly doesn’t smell like one, either.”

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Jan. 5, 2010