Medical Construction & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

Medical Construction & Design (MCD) is the industry's leading source for news and information and reaches all disciplines involved in the healthcare construction and design process.

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26 Medical Construction & Design | M AY/ J U N E 2018 | MCDM AG.COM Creating the healthcare workplace of the future When it comes to workplace evolution, healthcare is behind the curve compared to other industries and thus ripe for innovation. With strategies rooted in historical precedent, it is common for health systems to have 30-40 percent of real estate tied up in private offices that can be vacant 70-90 percent of the time as staff is out meeting with patients. Not only is this space inefficiently allocated, it's also often not calibrated to meet the needs of new generations entering the workforce. Students graduating today and into the future are learning in team-based and collaborative care models, with advanced technology and more flexible work/ life integration scenarios. They enter the workforce expecting these realities in the workplace and many health systems will need to evolve to meet their needs and recruit/ retain the top talent of tomorrow. These pressures are leading healthcare Interiors ISSUE FOCUS 1. The Rady Pavilion for Women and Infants on the top fl oors of Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health provides some of the best outdoor views in the hospital. 2. The Lavin Family Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois is both a patient and neighborhood destination that provides a home for Northwestern Medicine's outpatient surgery center and the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care, as well as medical offi ces, clinical areas, retail and dining options. 1 2

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