EARL SWENSSON ASSOCIATES, INC
Your firms role on the project: Architect and interior designer
Project Mission and Vision
Natural light permeates the interiors of the acute care hospital in the public areas, patient rooms, operating rooms, PACU and at the ends of the patient corridors. A Gold-Level LEED Certified Healthcare Facility, the hospital is the centerpiece of the 28-acre campus that also includes a medical office building. A limited number of designated parking spaces with plug-in meters are available for electric and hybrid vehicles. In addition to the multiple glassed views to the out-of-doors, other opportunities for patients, families and staff to connect with nature include a healing garden and an outdoor dining pavilion.
The facility is the first hospital in the country to use a new interfacing application known as SnapWalk. Utilizing designated hospital signage and any web-enabled device that carries the SnapWalk app, visitors have the ability to access a digital map of the facility that provides interactive, user-friendly wayfinding assistance.
The Emergency Department's split-flow design concept is a patient-care model in which triage is performed immediately upon a patient's arrival to determine the severity of a patient's condition. It streamlines patient flow, reduces wait times and allows for a lesser number of exam rooms.