Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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40 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | MCDM AG.COM BY JACK DEMPSTER When entering Holy Redeemer Health System's Spark!, there is an immediate sense of being in a space unlike any other encoun- tered. The inspiring spaces within the 21,535-square-foot facility are designed to set the visitor's mind at ease and in- vigorate them simultaneously. A guide that serves as a concierge greets visitors and escorts them to the experience that awaits. The fi rst steps into Spark! take visitors down a path with a paneled "sawtooth" wall. This wall depicts a barren land- scape fi lled with uncertainty. As visitors exit Spark!, the wall changes to a lush copse of green trees, conjuring the idea of transformation. "Spark! is a cross between an innovation/ideation space and an experience design place. It is intended to inspire, provoke thought and envelop you," said Christine Holt, chief experience offi cer for Holy Redeemer. "This isn't about a space; it's about what happens when you're there, and that determined the design. It sends a message to our employees that we're about something new and diff erent." Few patients of Holy Redeemer will see the inside of Spark!, yet ultimately they will benefi t from what occurs there. High-performing workspace Spark! transformed a sec- tion of the former home of the Sisters of the Redeemer in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. This illustrates Re-imagining patient spaces through high-performing workspaces Inspires 'On-Stage' When 'Off -Stage'

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