Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

Medical Construction & Design (MCD) is the industry's leading source for news and information and reaches all disciplines involved in the healthcare construction and design process.

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Waiting areas are being right-sized as more common proce- dures shift to ambulatory care and more complex procedures remain inpatient. As a result, ambulatory waiting rooms are increasing, while inpatient waiting rooms are reducing in size. Does the waiting room design, furniture and technology integration add value to the patient and family by supporting their dif ering needs? Some individuals may seek a quiet place. A family may sit together waiting for a relative to come out of surgery. Clear seating arrangements allow guests to choose areas that best suit their needs. Visitors will feel the hospital has taken care of their requirements by providing seating options and control over the waiting experience. Technology is transforming waiting rooms into places that connect people and information. Mobile devices for communica- tion necessitate readily accessible power outlets integrated into lounge chairs, furniture arms, end tables and work surfaces. Kiosks promote self-directed check-in. As a supplement to Multi-Functional Performance Entire Serenity family at visalighting.com or contact us at 800.877.VISA Transforming the Patient Experience SERENITY S H O W N I N N I G H T L I G H T O P T I O N T M MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | Medical Construction & Design 21

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