April Online Focus: Ambulatory/Clinics
A unique facility in Brampton, Toronto, Canada, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness provides a centralized location for counseling and treatment for a range of health conditions. For more on the project, click the link below.
Healthcare Design’s monthly Online Focus feature compiles recent coverage on targeted topics to help readers quickly get up to speed on pressing issues or refresh themselves on latest trends. For April, we look at recent ambulatory/clinic projects.
A growing percentage of healthcare projects today aren’t in inpatient environments and may not be in a hospital at all. Clinics, MOBs, and a variety of standalone specialty centers are proliferating the design landscape.
Drivers for this wave of ambulatory projects include providing easier access to patients, better supporting preventive care, and decreasing cost of care and construction. And the types of projects being built run the gamut, from community health centers that bring care to underserved populations to cancer centers that consolidate services so patients can make just one trip to primary care clinics that introduce an existing provider to a new market.
Click on the links below to explore some recent ambulatory projects as well as trend reports sharing best practices on planning, design, and construction.
- Main Attraction: Nexus Health Care
Neighborhood Health Association consolidates some scattered clinics into a new more accessible facility in downtown Toledo.
- Building Synergy: South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center
A new facility is the result of a unique partnership between Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia, and the Free Library.
- All Together Now: POE Insights Into Clinic Design
A POE yields some clear lessons for designers who are working with an open team center model in clinic environments.
- PHOTO TOUR: Mazzoni Center
Opened in summer, the new Mazzoni Center offers a new home for comprehensive health and social services delivered to Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community.
- PHOTO TOUR: Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
The 300,00-square-foot replacement facility provides its Brampton, Ontario, community with counseling services, clinical treatments, and wellness facilities.
- Having It All: New Trends In Clinic Design
A look inside the why and how of clinics being built across the country, including drivers such as population health, growing specialty sectors, and physician realignment.
- FIRST LOOK: LincolnHealth’s Watson Health Center
The new 39,800-square-foot facility serves to integrate multiple specialties in one location.
- PHOTO TOUR: Ron J. Anderson, MD Clinic
The design team was assigned the work of planning spaces for diverse specialty clinic medical services relocated to the Anderson Clinic.
- Clinic Design Wants: How Do Boomers And Millennials Compare?
A research team conducted Clinic 20XX, a nationwide panel poll of a millennials and baby boomers to garner insight into what the groups expect out of their outpatient environment.
- PHOTO TOUR: Legacy Community Health
Legacy Community Health’s 29th clinic in southeast Texas was designed to offer affordable, high-quality healthcare to low-income patients while also serving as an extension of the neighborhood.
- PHOTO TOUR: Lauritzen Outpatient Center
The project consolidates Nebraska Medicine’s ambulatory services under one roof, designed using Lean principles and completed in fewer than three years.
- Natural Beauty: Cherokee Indian Hospital
An IPD team was assembled to replace Cherokee Indian Hospital in Cherokee, N.C., to better engage patients and improve population health—with one very specific condition of satisfaction required.
- Australian Clinic Design Bridges Health, Well-Being
Salutogenic approaches create a verdant setting at Caboolture GP Super Clinic in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia.
- Customer Service: Seattle Children’s South Clinic
Adaptive reuse of a former big-box store opened the door for Seattle Children’s newest clinic, bringing convenient care closer to where patients live.