Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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8 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM AG.COM As the primary referral hospital for emergency care in the growing area, the recently completed emergency room at the Uintah Basin Medical Center campus in Roos- evelt, Utah once was undersized and disjointed. It has evolved into a new 11-bed emergency depart- ment that accommodates a new public entry covered in a soaring glass canopy, an ambulance entry and parking. The project team included TSA Architects and Big D Construction. Separate public and ambu- lance entries help patients and visitors easily fi nd their way. The design concept includes a fl oor plan highly accessible for patients and staf with natural wayfi nding and grouping of related spaces. Trauma and treatment rooms have direct visual connection to the nurses' station. Support spaces are outbound from the central core care areas. The interior architec- ture and fi nish palette were developed with consid- eration for serving ER patients across the acuity spectrum. The design team created an interior environ- ment with a strong regional aesthetic to promote comfort and healing. Forms and fi nishes are earthy, modern and refl ec- tive of the surrounding Uintah Basin landscape including crystalline blue, sages and the striated rim rock of surround- ing canyons and mountains. Projects completed & upcoming Uintah: Jim Fairchild; UnityPoint: Tom Rossiter Natural Wayfi nding, Soaring Glass Canopy Defi ne New ED at Uintah Basin Medical Center Full-Service Women's Hospital Makes Debut in Raleigh, North Carolina Wake County's fi fth full-ser- vice hospital — and the fi rst and only women's hospital in the Raleigh, North Carolina area — recently opened. Brasfi eld & Gorrie served as general contractor for the expansion project, team- ing with design consultants ColeJenest & Stone, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, BBH Design and Dewberry. WakeMed is pursuing LEED for Healthcare Gold. The 248,800-square- foot, 61-bed WakeMed North Family Health & Women's Hospital com- bines advanced technology and exceptional providers with a hotel-like, environ- mentally friendly design, creating a tranquil space with large, private rooms alongside amenities tailored to women and families. UnityPoint Health-Trinity has opened a new Heart Center and Emergency Department focused on enhancing coordinated care in Rock Island, Illinois and the surrounding region. The new facility will consolidate cardiac services and increase ED capacity. CannonDesign served as project architect. Russell Construction and Pep- per Construction teamed up to build the project. The Heart Center supports improved access and adequate capacity for care coordination. The ED includes distinct areas to improve patient fl ow. A crisis stabilization unit directly adjacent to the ED allows for a more rapid disposition of medically stable behavioral health patients to an environment free of the milieu that can trigger behavioral escalation. The unit features a "living room" designed to be a calming, separate space intended to help de-escalate behavioral health patients in crisis. A multi-year in-depth research project on the unit is underway studying the joint impact of structural and procedural care treat- ment processes on behavioral health patients. UnityPoint Health-Trinity Heart Center and ED to Improve Coordinated Care

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