Perkins+Will’s senior medical planner and Lean clinical operations specialist talks about moving from clinician to medical planner, her desire to makeover behavioral health rooms in the ED, and being open to change in healthcare design.
Cooper University Hospital reviewed the workings of its existing medical/surgical units to fuel new ideas and approaches to nursing stations, in-room computer stations, and collaboration spaces for two new floors at the Roberts Pavilion.
These units have to do a lot of heavy lifting in today’s hospital environment, calling for designers to rethink existing models to better facilitate team-based care, streamline operations, and provide future flexibility.
August 2, 2016 Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Executive Editor
Sports medicine is moving beyond simply treating injury to delivering holistic care that addresses prevention, training, and recovery, with programs and environments that serve as models for wellness initiatives across healthcare.