Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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12 Medical Construction & Design | September/October 2014 mcdmag.com NANAIMO REGIONAL: COREY STOVIN St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's new South Patient Tower in Pon- tiac, Michigan and Nanaimo General Regional Hospital's Emergency Department and Psychiatric Services in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, have both been named winners of this year's Generative Space Award. The annual award recog- nizes break-through designs that improve health and healthcare. The new South Patient Tower at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland combines medical excellence with the latest healthcare technology to make the future of patient care a reality today. All 204 patient rooms in the seven-story tower incorpo- rate state-of-the-art medical technologies for clinical staff that greatly affect clinical care and patient satisfac- tion, making the tower one of the most technologically advanced healing environ- ments in the country. Award judges noted the tower dem- onstrated the relationship between the overall project planning and the principles of generative space. In addition, judges felt SJMO is using technology to improve crucial outcomes, and the new tower fully honors Evidence-Based Design principles. Sparked by the chal- lenge to create an "envi- ronment that staff would want to come to on their day off," the new ED and Psychiatry Services at Nanaimo Regional General may be the fi rst in the world to include nature-imbued courtyards within patient- treatment zones. The design established goals and objectives, and sustainabil- ity strategies to achieve a LEED Gold solution around the values of "Timely, Respectful, Quality Care, and A Place People Would Want to Come to Work." Documented evidence sup- ports a fl ourishing environ- ment for patients, visitors, staff and community. The awards were recently presented to recipients during an award ceremony and luncheon at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. The event coincided with the Healthcare Facili- ties Symposium and Expo. For more information, visit aplacetofl ourish.net. Winners announced for Fifth Annual Generative Space Awards Industry News

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