Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 45 public-facing hallways with reduced traffi c mitigated by the displacement of staff in designated work areas. Staff enters through the rear from the work areas, creating a streamlined patient and staff fl ow. Rooms are arranged in pods surrounding common staff work areas. Designed with Lean principles to improve effi ciency and reduce costs, patient rooms are outfi tted with key amenities and medical equipment arranged in the exact same way with interchangeable parts. This allows rooms to have fl exibility and serve changing patient needs, while providing stability to improve medical care. The new Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina was planned with a strong focus on the patient. Their needs were considered at every step of the design process for this 127,000-square-foot facility. For individuals with vision problems, spaces with sharp edges and bold lines can be diffi cult to navigate. In response, the Duke Eye Center includes many round-edged walls and soft surfaces that help patients travel through the facility. Strategically placed and sized windows allow patients with varying levels of light sensitivity to still experience a connection to the outdoors while receiving treatment. Future phases are planned to include communal garden areas that accentuate textural and sensory stimuli. To expedite wait times, the Duke Eye Center fea- tures pre-arrival and kiosk check-in options. Additional features include living room- styled waiting rooms for families to relax, color-coded wayfi nding for easy naviga- tion and a layout that limits the need for patients to move through the building. 5 Number of facilities consolidated on one campus at Emory Sports Medicine Complex — 90,000 Square footage of the Emory Sports Medicine Complex — From left: Navigation is streamlined at the Duke Eye Clinic, cutting down on confusion, wait times and stress, improving the overall patient experience. > An open, sky-lit common area provides a sanctuary of relaxation while still providing function. > This dual-sided healthcare corridor at Lauritzen Outpatient Center in Omaha, Nebraska shows the adaptability and versatility achieved by modern design. Duke: Robert Benson/HOK; Lauritzen: Brad Anderson/HOK

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