Edward Hospital & Health Services is planning a two-phase project on 60 acres of land to bring much needed healthcare services to Plainfield and the southwest portion of the Edward Hospital service area.
Phase 1A, site development, includes and environmentally positive bioswale system to naturally filter storm water run-off prior to collection in a seven-acre retention lake. Health trails are being developed for both staff and patient use. Outdoor landscaping will be an integral component of the building with views toward it and direct access into it.
Phase 1B is a three-story Medical Office Building with 59,000 square feet.
Phase 1C is a three-story, two above grade, Outpatient Center with 100,000 square feet that houses Patient Registration, Immediate Care, Radiology including MRI and CT, Woman's Diagnostic Center, physician offices, and a conference center.
Phase 2 is a new acute care hospital, Edward Plainfield Hospital, with 142 beds in a 339,365 square foot facility, complete with ancillary services, a 20-bay ED, and six surgical suites. The hospital will include 96 medical/surgical beds, 30 obstetric beds, and 20 ICU beds.
The architect for both projects is Matthei & Colin Associates.
As the project is new and in various stages of construction/approval/planning, no data has been collected. However, Edward Hospital & Health Services is committed to using a variety of tools and resources to collect data on the impact of design on various outcomes.
Recently, Edward has conducted studies on the impact of the environment on patients/family/staff in its heart hospital; impact of the environment on patients/family/staff in its pediatric emergency department; effect of the environment on stress, privacy and concerns about safety in its cancer center; evaluation of floor surfaces in an inpatient obstetrical unit; and more.
- Ludwig-Beymer, P., & Joseph, A. (2006). Impact of the environment on patients, families, and staff: Profile of studies at Edward Hospital. Healthcare Design. 6(4), 16–21. “Two research projects are described in this article: One looks at the effect of flooring materials on staff ergonomics, and the other assesses the effects of nursing unit design on patient, staff, and family satisfaction and other perceived outcomes.”