Medical Construction & Design

NOV-DEC 2017

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LEED specifi cations to pro- mote sustainability. The sunken garden and courtyards bring light and outdoor space to visitors and integrate natural and adaptive plant material throughout the building. The park-like design integrates with the campus' natural beauty to off er a unique, welcoming patient experience. Materials, selected for sustainable fea- tures, create a contemporary environment with a timeless quality. Oak trees felled during construction were recycled into custom tables for both confer- ence rooms and the café. Elements of the building en- velope — including selection of glass and the location of shading devices — were based on com- puter modeling to maximize performance and exceed energy code. LED lighting, water- cooled chillers and an econo- mizer were some strategies that contributed to achieving an energy savings of 21.7 percent above ASHRAE 90.1-2007. Comprehensive care and patient experience The new hospital realizes UNC Rex Healthcare's primary ob- jective to improve the patient experience by consolidating services in a facility that would enhance its international repu- tation for academic teaching and high-volume clinical care. Strategic co-location eases ac- cess for patients and families, as well as staff , and enables cli- nicians to communicate more effi ciently. Right-sized patient care and clinical work spaces meet best-practice benchmarks. Each nursing unit is comprised of two, 12-bed pods with staff support spaces that minimize caregiver steps so that more time can be spent caring for patients. Nursing units and procedural fl oors have 10-foot- wide corridors to accommo- date academic rounding and bi-directional transport teams with patients in beds. To support the hospital's comprehensive approach to cardiovascular care, the space is designed for physi- cian collaboration considering the most critical situations. Innovations include the latest procedural technology, hybrid procedure rooms and a simula- tion lab. Enhanced ORs use component-driven planning for maximum fl exibility and include seamless fi nishes, LED color-changing perimeter cove lighting and fl oor patterns that denote critical "zones of care" for team training, and a view- ing theater for unobtrusive in- person observation/learning. From the hotel-like con- cierge greeting guests and patients, to the rehab facility that overlooks the garden, to a spiritual space with local art, every aspect of the facility maximizes effi ciency, fl ex- ibility, resource optimization and addresses the needs and comfort of patients and their families. It's a state-of-the-art facility for today and a legacy investment for tomorrow. Tushar Gupta, AIA, NCARB is a lead designer with EYP Health. Rachel Windham, IIDA, SEGD, LEED AP, is a lead interior designer with EYP Health. 3 4 5 1. Warm and welcoming patient registration and waiting areas. 2. A demonstration kitchen provides patients and visitors a learning resource for the community on heart-healthy cooking. 3. Operating rooms use fl oor patterns to illustrate different zones to guide staff and equipment movement. 4. Patient rooms feature high ceilings and large headwalls. Headwall accents with edge lighting give the room a spacious feeling. 5. A 10-foot-wide corridor features wood ceilings at nurse pods and good views into patient rooms. Photos: Hedrich Blessing/Nick Merrick MCDM AG.COM | NOV EMBER / DECEMBER 2017 | Medical Construction & Design 37

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