Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 47 Kitchen: Atlanta Hawks; Emory: HOK; Lauritzen: Brad Anderson/HOK located outpatient facilities. This reduces traffi c to other facilities and expedites treatment for patients. In the past, equipment for tests and procedures like chemotherapy and radiation needed to be housed at a hospital. With the latest advances in technologies, these treatments have become increasingly mobile, off ering more fl exibility to patients. Where the pros go Today's professional athletes are attuned to the idea that holistic care off the fi eld is critical for them to perform at the highest levels on the fi eld. Nutrition, training and treatment are important considerations for optimizing athletic performance. With access to the best sports medi- cine, the world's most elite athletes have forged a more well-rounded approach to fi t- ness that is transforming how we think about preventive and rehabilitative medicine. The Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Brookhaven, Georgia has taken that approach with a new facility to serve both pro- fessional athletes and mem- bers of the community. This 90,000-square-foot complex houses the training facility for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, as well as the Emory Health Sports Medicine practice. For the Hawks, two full basketball courts, a weight room, a lap pool, cryotherapy chambers and recovery suites will keep the NBA team fl ying high. A dedicated entrance serves the sports medicine practice with a view of the main practice courts. From there patients can enter exam rooms complete with imaging facilities and physical rehabilitation. Additional amenities include 3-D motion capture technology and performance improvement services provided by Peak Performance Project. A similar facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will help the athletes representing the United States in the Olympic Games perform at the highest levels. As part of the "City for Champions" sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee, the 110,000-square-foot William Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs will train and heal the country's most elite athletes while providing a place of study for sports medicine students. The building will include a sports medicine clinic, physical therapy and rehab space, tactical performance and outdoor space, anatomy/ physio lab, research labs, lecture halls, classrooms and administrative space for faculty and staff . Healthier, happier patients Whether through eff orts to improve the healthcare experi- ence, create more convenient access for communities or off er holistic treatment, the needs of patients will continue to drive the way new outpa- tient facilities are planned. With a focus on wellness and the overall experience, these healthcare settings can be designed and operated for healthier and happier patients. Paul Whitson, AIA, LEED GA, is the regional leader of Healthcare in HOK's St. Louis, Missouri offi ce.

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