Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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14 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Industry news, awards, etc. TOUCHSTONE AWARDS HGA Wins for Advancement of the Evidence-Based Design Process HGA Architects and Engineers has won a Silver Level Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award for its research-based planning approach of a medical- surgical unit at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Presented by the Center for Health Design, the inaugural EBD Touchstone Awards recognize outstanding achievement across three touchstones of the EBD process: collaboration, evaluation and sharing. The data-rich award submission detailed how the design team combined Dr. John Kotter's eight-step change-management theory with EBD tools and Lean strategies to transition from a centralized to decentralized nursing unit to improve workfl ow and patient care. Jersey Shore Center Garners Gold Jersey Shore University Medical Center was honored with an Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award, in the Gold category. Designed by EYP Health, the $300-million expansion and renovation project — "Transforming Care: The New Jersey Shore" — is a Center for Health Design Pebble Project featuring a 144-bed patient care pavilion with all-private rooms and an innovative model of nursing care. Jurors noted that "This team demonstrated some clear strengths related to EBD. Most notable were the degree of owner engagement and support of EBD. FACILITY TYPE: SPECIALTY/UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL > STATS: 306,000 SQUARE FEET > 8 STORY > 114 PRIVATE ROOMS SUSTAINABILITY GBCI Adopts Resilience Standard, 2 Hospitals Part of Pilot Projects Green Business Certifi ca- tion, Inc. recently adopted the RELi standard. First developed by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability and its Capital Markets Partnership coali- tion in 2012, the standard includes an integrative process, acute hazard preparation and adapta- tion along with chronic risk mitigation at the building and neighborhood scale. RELi is being used by pilot projects in Washington, D.C., Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas — including the Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City and the Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi (which, incidentally, withstood Hurricane Harvey with little to no damage). These pilot projects, once complete, will help refi ne the certifi - cation component of the standard and establish RELi's points system, scor- ing and certifi cation levels. Learn more at North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital Receives Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance The North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital, located on the main Raleigh, North Carolina campus of UNC REX Healthcare, has been honored with the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance. The award, present- ed by the Raleigh Appearance Commission, recognizes outstanding new contributions to the character, environment and appearance of the city of Raleigh. Recently opened, the project team included EYP Health (formerly WHR Design PC) and Skanska. The eight-story, 306,000-square-foot hospital won in the Commercial Award category. The facility preserves the surrounding natural area with a "hospital in the park" design that integrates with the campus' natural beauty to offer a unique, welcoming patient experience. A sunken garden and courtyards bring light and outdoor space to visitors and integrate natural and adaptive plant material throughout the building. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light and encourage healing. More than 50 pieces of art from North Carolina artists in multiple media are displayed. Oak trees cut down during construction were recycled into tables for the hospital café and conference rooms, showcasing the hospital's commitment to sustainability. North Carolina: Brian Strickland; Jersey Shore UMC: Aker Imaging; Brandywine: Halkin/Mason Photography

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