Stay Alert of Emergency Department Design Trends
As healthcare systems continue to consolidate and close hospitals, emergency departments that remain open are starting to experience higher patient volumes. Meanwhile, providers are also exploring the construction of freestanding emergency departments, which are popping up in communities to deliver care closer to where patients live and adding competition to the emergency care market.
The introduction of specialty units also continues, targeting specific patient populations, such as psychiatric emergency department design and trauma unit design. Organizations looking to respond to this evolving marketplace can turn to Healthcare Design for the latest facility projects and waiting rooms, cutting-edge approaches, and evidence-based design process improvements.
Effective Planning Ideas for Trauma Units
Learn about the latest projects, planning, and design approaches that are helping healthcare organizations make operational changes to treat existing patients in a more effective manner.
Architects and designers can find fresh ideas, from rethinking layouts that speed up throughput and improving aesthetics to making the front door to their hospital as pleasing an experience as possible, inside Healthcare Design magazine and on its website. Learn from leading organizations, including Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System, Kaiser Permanente, and Trinity Health, to find how others are upping the ante in emergency and trauma care while improving staff workflows, throughput, and circulation. Family waiting rooms and hospital staff spaces round out our coverage of emergency and urgent care facility design, giving readers a comprehensive view of the trends and projects inspiring new ideas within this vital healthcare sector.