Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Ind., sought to bring its patients and local community offerings well beyond traditional medical care. The result is WellConnect, a facility that houses a number of services aimed at keeping people well, from yoga classes to primary care referrals.
Cleveland’s safety-net hospital of 175 years is evolving to support efforts that improve the health of its patients and the community where they live. The move is inspiring a years-long campus transformation project that addresses healthcare as well as economic opportunity, access to nature, public transit, and more.
Critical access hospitals and other remote healthcare sites face unique challenges and provider goals, calling for healthcare spaces that support those needs. A recent research study identifies some proven paths for design.
Health systems are starting to dip their toes in a new model of care that concentrates on patients who require significant clinical management and provides an alternative to inpatient or emergency settings. The move calls for a potentially unique healthcare environment, and a project in-progress offers an example of what might be done.
University Health System’s transitional care center not only gives patients a place to stay while waiting to be discharged—it's also improving wait times and operational efficiency at the San Antonio hospital.
A new model for care delivery is emerging in the growth of multispecialty ambulatory facilities, inspiring the design industry to consider what this building type requires to deliver on expectations for efficiency and value.