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Trzpuc, S. J., Wendt, K. A., Heitzman, S. C., Skemp, S., Thomas, D., & Dahl, R. (2016). Does space matter? An exploratory study for a child–adolescent mental health inpatient unit. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 10(1), 23-44.
Mohawk Valley Health System aims to improve care delivery in central New York through consolidation of two inpatient facilities into a single campus. The new 660,000 square foot, 9-story hospital will make healthcare available to three counties, improve patient experiences, and enhance operational efficiency.
To truly design purposeful, relevant, sustainable and beautiful environments for all people living with mental illness. Given that 68% of
those with a mental health disorder have one or more medical issues and 29% of adults with a chronic medical condition have a comorbid
mental health disorder, it is time to develop a new patient room type that allows these patients to have their needs met.
To create a warm welcoming, familiar, calming wellness setting with appropriate sensory experiences to help relieve anxiety of young patients. Guiding principles were developed to achieve the client's desired nurturing and healing environment.
Jacobs Medical Center on University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) east campus in La Jolla is located in the heart of the area’s nexus of biomedical research centers and hospitals. The 10 story over two basement levels, 509,500 square foot facility is built next to UCSD’s existing Thornton Hospital and connects on multiple floors. It includes a bone marrow transplant unit, 14 operating rooms, labor and delivery unit, NICU and birthing center, and a medical education center with three theaters. Amenities include a chapel, courtyard, garden, and terraces. The building in LEED-registered.
The advanced medical center will support primary and specialty medicine at the UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Shiley Eye Center and aim to catalyze “bench to bedside” discoveries. The medical staff of the UCSD Health System will also be able to expand partnerships with physician groups and community clinics.
Join this esteemed panel of thought leaders as they discuss what decisions they are pondering now in response to changes in the delivery of care and the way we work. Hear their predictions about the future of care delivery processes and how systems and design will fit into ushering in that future. While the path forward is not totally clear, come to hear the various factors they are juggling to shed some light on their views about tomorrow’s healthcare delivery and healthcare design.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Bronson South Haven Hospital brings a unique delivery of care model and defines a new era healthcare to the local neighborhood and surrounding communities. The 52,000 SF Hospital and Medical Offices replaces an aging, full-service 49 bed community hospital serving both Allegan and Van Buren Counties in Western Michigan.
The first floor consists of an inpatient unit, emergency department, imaging, support spaces, as well as the public lobby and dining space. The second floor includes a physician practice setting with multiple exam and treatment rooms to support primary and specialty care providers.
Product / Project Innovation Highlights
The BestCare® Dignity Suite is a curated collection of ligature-resistant bathroom fixtures and accessories. Designed to create a peaceful and well-balanced environment, the Dignity Suite is stylish and sleek while simultaneously protecting patients’ safety.