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The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre is located in Surrey, British Columbia. Designed by Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, the centre has achieved international recognition as a landmark facility in the delivery of outpatient services in North America. Specifically designed to cater to patients who need medical treatment, but do not require an overnight stay, this sustainable stand-alone centre offers over 50 different specialized health clinics and programs inside one building. These include diagnostic imaging, chronic disease therapy, same-day surgery, rehabilitation clinics and peri-natal assistance. Equipped with over 100 exam and treatment rooms, 10 procedural rooms and six operating rooms, the centre delivers a number of new services not currently available in the Fraser Health Authority (FHA). These include:
- A specialized breast health clinic, the first of its kind within the FHA
- The first fully integrated pain clinic in BC
- A comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C clinic for the Fraser Valley
The new facility also lessens the number of day patients using the existing hospital for minor procedures, thereby significantly reducing operating costs for acute care hospitals. Marco Buccini is the Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Real Estate, for the Fraser Health Authority. He believes that consolidating outpatient services within one building provides faster diagnosis, reduced waiting times and improved health outcomes: “The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre is set to become a landmark facility in the delivery of outpatient services in Canada. A model of best practice and clinical integration, this centre will provide enhanced quality of care both now and in the future for the residents of Surrey, British Columbia.”
Designed to LEED® Gold standards, this centre incorporates both Lean and Evidence Based Design (EBD) strategies and is planned around the needs of patients, visitors and staff. Completed three months ahead of schedule within the overall construction budget, the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre is an innovative example of patient-centered care, with a strong focus on disease prevention and patient education. The centre has been awarded the 2011 Commercial Building Award for Excellence.
The full case study on this project can be viewed here.