Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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46 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Considering the community To better serve patients, healthcare providers have begun to engage more with the community to locate facilities in more appropriate settings for acuity and cost. Nebraska Medicine, for example, developed a strategy to provide ambulatory services outside of the main campus's acute care environment. Ambulatory services are now off ered at Village Pointe, a suburban site, and at the Lauritzen Outpatient Center adjacent to the main hospital campus. With the addition of the Lauritzen Outpatient Center, residents have access to the best services of the academic health center in a convenient, accessible setting. This move to community- based ambulatory care represents a huge shift within the healthcare industry. Urban planners can help organizations strategically place outpatient facilities on sites that are easily accessible for more people and that reduce the commute for many seeking treatment. Instead of patients having to travel to a central hospital or medical facility for both inpatient and outpatient procedures and appointments, they can visit several regionally From top: Food is the fuel that keeps the athlete going. This fi nely designed kitchen at Emory Sports Medicine Complex keeps the Atlanta Hawks fl ying high. > Emory Sports Medicine Complex brings healthcare and training into one facility, creating a fi rst-of-its-kind holistic sports wellness building joining the Atlanta Hawks' training and practice facility with a state-of-the-art sports medicine practice. > The Duke Eye Clinic in Durham, North Carolina provides a patient-centric experience and features easy wayfi nding, curved walls for visual sensitivity and therapeutic waiting areas. Outpatient Care ISSUE FOCUS 3-D Type of motion-capture technology, performance-improvement services provided at Emory Sports Medicine Complex — HOK 127,000 Square footage of Duke Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina — HOK

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