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Insights & Solutions

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    Choctaw Nation Health Services (CNHS) stated its purpose was “to provide high-quality healthcare in a culturally respectful and compassionate manner.” The goal of a healing art program at CNHS was not only to provide positive distraction but to reflect the unique Choctaw history, culture, and language, as well as to honor their ancestry.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    The goal of this project was to develop a line of glass that promotes dignity in care environments by providing the necessary levels of visual privacy.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    To create a world-class facility using evidence-based design. "The new space will allow us to meet growing needs and continue to offer the medical quality and fivestar service for which The Heart Hospital – Baylor Plano has become known.” – Mark Valentine, CEO

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    The transitional design is intended to set the tone for Wellness Point, a new mixed-use district focused on healthcare, retail, and residential uses that will eventually become the city’s southern gateway. By incorporating an urgent care model into the traditional ER setting and including Florida Hospital's Lean Track model, the facility's goal was the improvement of wait times, allowing patients to be seen at the appropriate level of care based on acuity.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    ARCH Design’s goal was to complement the views of Forest Park and the bold super graphics already included in the design of the space with art that related to the hospital’s surrounding community and its rich cultural offerings. However, adhering to the stringent fire code was the highest priority, so the ARCH team researched materials and designed custom pieces that both exceeded safety standards and upheld this conceptual framework.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    Rush University Medical Center sought to create a new patient experience tailored to the unique preferences of the residents living in the River North neighborhood while expanding access. They also sought to create a forward-thinking operational model with an emphasis on leveraging technology.
    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    The goals of this project were to discover the challenges of a new entry portal and determine design decisions to enable clarity for patients, families, and staff and to create an entry that matched the vision of this world-class hospital.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    February 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    The aim of THR and UT Southwestern Frisco Campus’ Health Facilitator was to show how a facility embedded within a community can encourage wellness, preventative care, and proactive behavior for the surrounding population instead of the typical reactive model of seeking care after illness or injury occurs. Thoughtful design strategies and incorporation of mixed-use spaces intend to change the view of the facility from a hospital or institution to one that is more integrated into the community.
    Issue Brief
    February 2019 Issue Brief
    As part of the safety toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the importance of recognizing the presence of behavioral and mental health patients throughout a facility, the conditions of both self-harm and harm to others, including staff, and design considerations to mitigate the risk of injury associated with behavioral and mental health populations.
    Design Strategies
    February 2019 Design Strategies

    The following design solutions are a brief summary of the content found in Reducing Injury and Harm: An Issue Brief on Safety for Behavioral & Mental Health. They are organized by building design category.