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September 3, 2020

Architectural Design Showcase: September 2020

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    The 34th installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 11 EDs.

    • Array Architects: Following a simulation model to pinpoint facility needs, Array Architects designed Inspira Health’s split-flow emergency department. The ED features same-handed rooms organized into pods to allow flexibility between acuity zones, sliding glass break-away doors, and dedicated family space with integrated device charging. ( © Barry Halkin 2020)

    • BSA LifeStructures: Designed by BSA LifeStructures, the replacement facility for Major Hospital focuses on the goals of flexibility, patient and family-centered care, staff efficiencies, and improved medical outcomes. One unique space is the heart of the hospital, the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). The center acts as a holding area for those who may not need to be admitted, but still need time for observation and care. This concept reduces patient flow congestion in the emergency department and makes emergency department exam rooms available for additional patients who require emergency care. (© Frederick | Julius Photography 2020)

    • ERDMAN: The ER on Lovers Lane, a free-standing emergency center that is part of Baylor Scott & White features a flexible, multi-suited design and enhanced security. Designed by ERDMAN, the ED easily converts to a trauma center and offers ready access to imaging. The curvilinear design provides an important element of contrast, highlighting access to emergency care. (© ERDMAN 2016)

    • ESa: The new two-story, 166-bed Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Emergency Department is one of the largest EDs in the country. Designed by ESa in collaboration with Huddy Healthcare Solutions, the facility includes a 12-bed behavioral health ED on the second floor which has eight adult and four pediatric private rooms. Also included is a 16-bed pediatric ED. (© Attic Fire Photography 2020)

    • FreemanWhite: To accommodate a growing population, the design of the new ED at UHS Manatee Memorial Hospital minimizes patient wait times and provides convenient access to imaging, surgery, cardiac cath, ICU, and medical/surgical units. Improving patient wayfinding and access were other important design drivers of the facility designed by FreemanWhite. (© 2019)

    • Hord Coplan Macht: Hord Coplan Macht helped MedStar Washington Hospital Center re-define its front end entry sequence to facilitate faster check in, consolidated staffing and a better patient experience. The proposed interior renovations worked through the potential flow of occupants, identified risk factors, and optimized space for staff efficiency. (© Hord Coplan Macht 2020)

    • LEO A DALY: The fully renovated emergency and trauma departments at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Campus includes 21 exam rooms, six vertical patient beds, safe hold rooms, SANE rooms, isolation rooms, trauma bays and a 10-room clinical decision unit, Designed by LEO A DALY, this facility is one of two Level-I trauma centers in the city. (© LEO A DALY)

    • NBBJ: The Jersey Hospital Nightingale Wing, a 180-bed temporary facility is a 130 x 40m prefabricated building on a greenfield site on Jersey. Designed by NBBJ, the design focuses on creating a clear segregation of flows and wards are arranged as 30-bedded units with a nurse base and medication facility at the center of each providing good views to patients. (© Freedom Media 2020)

    • RLF: The 24-room emergency department at Orlando Veterans Administration Medical Center provides collaborative care to our veterans in a nurturing and healing environment. Located on the ground floor near the main entrance and other critical services, it was designed by RLF for ease of expansion and adaption to natural and manmade disasters. (© Ken West Photography 2016)

    • TMPartners: The design of AdventHealth Ocala increased total room capacity and maximized private exam rooms to provide a better patient experience and reduce wait times from door to treatment. Designed by TMPartners, the reimagined layout utilizes a racetrack design with Nurse Stations centrally located and on either end of the department. The parking lot, originally designed for patient use, has been turned into a valet lot so patients can drop their car off at the walk-in canopy.  (© Robins & Morton 2020)

    • ZGF: In order to consolidate Intensive Care Units and provide state-of-the-art care for high-acuity patients at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Health and ZGF embarked on a major remodel to design a family-centered, safe, and calming healing environment. (© Eckert & Eckert 2013)

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