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Executive Summary
July 2018 Executive Summary
This summary compiles the executive summaries of six Safety Risk Assessment Issue Briefs to provide a high-level overview of the latent conditions of the built environment and their related design categories found in the CHD SRA toolkit.
Webinar
June 2018 Webinar
Learning Objectives: Hear the about the patient needs that drove the development of the MBU concept. Identify what unique programmatic and design elements differentiate the MBU from a typical acute care unit. Explore how circadian lighting is implemented to improve patient and staff health and well-being. Summarize the unique model of care and design developed for the MBU.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
Based on the project team’s expertise in behavioral health best practices, a recommendation to separate these populations was implemented. Follow-up data will be collected prior to the start of construction in the fall of 2018, and again once the new/renovated facility is in operation (projected for 2021). HDR is willing to share the research plan and design and baseline resident findings.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
When Northeast Georgia Health System decided in 2015 to build a new 100-bed hospital on a greenfield site in Braselton, they invited staff within their existing system to participate on the design team—many of whom would not go on to work in the new building.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
Research included findings about the care and treatment of persons with infectious diseases, lessons learned from Ebola outbreak sites, and key research about infection control. Our preliminary studies found that the unit design allowed for both flat-bed trucking and overseas shipping. Moreover, setup is possible in most locations, from existing hospital parking lots to rural settings. Next steps identified by the team would include a full mock-up with observational studies, patient input, a full engineering study, and cost analysis. 
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
Corgan was tasked to design these two new environments to work as one and, through a collaborative visioning process, a single vision was achieved. The project ultimately included a 40,000 square-foot inpatient renovation and a 27,000 squarefoot outpatient renovation.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
This body of work culminated in the creation of a Patient Field Guide to introduce the new hospital tower to patients and their families. The Field Guide highlights the hospital’s many thoughtfully designed features and amenities, while also situating the building contextually within Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s health campus and the surrounding community.
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EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
By focusing on the patient experience and applying an on-stage/off-stage design philosophy, the design team hoped to streamline wayfinding to reduce stress and avoid wasting patients’ time.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
When Dublin Methodist opened in 2008, it was considered one of the first hospitals to comprehensively incorporate evidence-based design (as it was understood at that time). The success of the hospital and its subsequent growth have necessitated the fit-out of all-shell space, as well as the use of soft space for clinical functions. A master plan was recently completed to accommodate the hospital’s expansion.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The double-sided exam room allows for increased utilization when flexed between primary care and specialty clinics, maintaining frontof- house and back-of-house circulation with minimal additional square footage. Acoustics are controlled by high-performance door sweeps and seals, allowing providers the efficiency of dictation at their workstations following an appointment.