Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2017

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26 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2017 | MCDM AG.COM surgery, medical and radiation oncology, radiology, physi- cal and occupational therapy, a women's center and family and specialty physician prac- tices. The facility also feature's community-oriented ameni- ties, including a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and wellness education spaces. Ahead of its time, the pavilion has proved success- ful in helping patients avoid multiple trips to multiple loca- tions, ultimately streamlining their continuity of care across specialties. In Chicago, Northwestern Medicine's Lavin Family Pavilion off ers its own one- stop-shop solution by integrat- ing myriad health services with retail and dining options in the same building. The building houses both employed physi- cians and private practices in order to provide a comprehen- sive array of complementary specialties to patients seeking specialist consultations and ambulatory care services. Through Northwestern Medicine's Shop and Dine pro- gram, the institution, located in Chicago, Illinois, has formal- ized relationships with retail providers to better provide immediate access to a vision care center, retail pharmacy and healthy dining restaurants. This allows patients to not just receive multiple care services in one place, but also fi ll pre- scriptions, meet family mem- bers for a meal and complete small errands. Integrate technology to enhance patient experience Integration isn't just about bringing services and people together in new ways; it's also about welcoming new technologies to improve the care experience. This proved a breakthrough strategy for the University of California San Diego Health with its new Jacobs Medical Center. Although one building, the 10-story facility functions as three hospitals — housing centers for women and infants, cancer care and specialty surgery. Beyond the inherent effi ciency that comes with integrating three hospitals in one dynamic health building, UC San Diego Health also sought to leverage technology in exciting new ways for their patients. As a result, each patient room in Jacobs Medical Center is equipped with an iPad that can be operated from the bed, empowering the patient to control lighting, window shades and temperature, in addition to a menu through which to order meals and enable in-room Apple TV control. The device also off ers pa- tients access to their treatment schedule, medical records and new mothers can even view their newborn's vitals and records. Beyond the iPad tech- nology, Jacobs Medical Center has introduced a new patient headwall that seamlessly com- bines all necessary technology elements and equipment into one sculptural element in the rooms. The integration of this technology does more than just look cool, it powerfully en- hances the patient experience and helps introduce new levels of personalization and comfort into hospital visits. Accelerate medical discovery with institution integration Several health systems are beginning to think beyond just how they integrate their own teams and explore partner- ships with other institutions INTEGRATED SPACES ISSUE FOCUS From top: Patient rooms in Jacobs Medical Center are equipped with an iPad that can be operated from the bed, empowering the patient to control lighting, window shades and temperature, in addition to a menu through which to order meals and enable in-room Apple TV control. > The University of Minnesota Health's Clinics & Surgery Center has no assigned private rooms for staff, instead empowering their people to work in collaborative zones throughout the building and a three-story staff-only café atrium. 150 Jacobs Medical Center features a 150-piece therapeutic art collection conceived by philanthropist Joan Jacobs. — health.ucsd.edu 171 University of Minnesota Health Clinics & Surgery Center has 171 exam rooms. — mhealth.org

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