E4H Attends Heart Gala
The American Heart Association's Middle Tennessee Heart Gala held in Nashville was attended by E4H. Heart Gala supporters help to connect, innovate, influence, and invest in advancing efforts to change health outcomes as they relate to heart disease and stroke.
"Heart Gala celebrates these efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives a longer healthier life. The evening festivities will include dinner, an opportunity to Open Your Heart and further support the mission and an exciting live auction.”
Baylor Scott & White - The Heart Hospita
Baylor Scott & White – The Heart Hospital Plano is a 116-bed heart and vascular hospital that first opened its doors in January 2007. In 2018, E4H designed a new 164,000SF addition, which offers world-class cardiovascular care to the North Texas community.
The new six-floor North Tower allows for improved operational efficiency and increased patient load. The first floor features a renovated and expanded lobby, a new coffee shop, and the Heart Rock Café—a restaurant caliber dining area. The new education suite is comprised of a 190-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art conferencing ca-pabilities. A new bio-skills classroom allows physicians and residents to practice new surgery techniques. The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation unit has been relocated from the original building and features an indoor track and specialized consultation and care areas for physical therapy patients.
The second floor includes four (three completed, plus one future) new operating rooms with an expanded central core, new blood bank, new central sterile processing department, and an expanded post-anesthesia recovery unit. The new physicians’ lounge—complete with conference rooms and a new residents’ suite—helps retain the top physicians in this field by making it a premier place to work. The third floor houses 28 private patient rooms in a new inpatient unit. The fourth floor is currently shelled for a future 28-room expansion to match the floor below. On the fifth floor, the Baylor Research Institute has moved into the space conducting long term research into pro-cedures and medications.
The Emergence of Genomics and its Impact
New modalities of healthcare delivery are emerging, as the nexus of technology, genomics, and personalized medicine impacts healthcare. Translational research is allowing these breakthroughs to reach the patient more quickly than ever before. As architects and designers, we are increasingly challenged to provide a bridge from our current modes of patient care and biomedical research to the future. Both IVF and cancer treatment provide models for care delivery that are being addressed by large healthcare organizations.
On the Boards
Central Hub for Kettering Health Network
A conceptional design for Kettering Health Network Outpatient Surgery Waiting and Café encompasses all the latest evidence based design and human needs that are vital in healthcare environments. The concept was developed based on Ohio’s native botany and referenced throughout the design to create soft forms and use of indigenous materials. The space is a destination in the hospital that includes an open lounge area for staff to patient interaction, a café with ample seating, natural day light, and connectivity to the outdoors. The space has a monumental greeters desk which acts as the central framework from which additional features spire. The space overlooks a lush evergreen botanical garden - a space of respite for patients and staff.