Pediatric ED Crisis Evaluation
E4H's Jon Boyd, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, will present at the Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design: History, Design, & Innovation at Clemson University, Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 9:15 – 10:15am. He will discuss Pediatric Emergency Department Crisis Evaluation, Patient Experience. More Information
UMASS Memorial Medical Center Psych
The 8th level of the H building is being renovated as part of a multiphase project to include updated Medical Surgical patient rooms, Pharmacy, Psychiatric unit and support space to meet Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines.
As part of the phased renovations, the psychiatric unit includes updated patient rooms, new social spaces, and support areas. Diverse space types allow choice of social engagement during a patient’s stay. A dedicated quiet social room benefits small group or individual activities such as art or puzzles. The adjacent sensory room offers peaceful space for reflection. Various furniture solutions provided in the noisy social space accommodate in-unit dining, television viewing and monitored computer access. A large ceiling biophilic light creates a focal feature in the room as the light levels mimic the sun’s natural movement throughout the day. Respite areas with built-in bench seating are located in the corridors & adjacent to the nurse station as a central gathering zone. Warm colors and large landscape wall graphics located strategically throughout support a natural and comforting environment for healing.
The Medical Surgical suite, Pharmacy and additional support spaces begin construction in 2019.
Healthcare Design Q&A
Healthcare Design interviews Susan Romano, AIA, Associate Partner, on E4H and their approach to working with clients, and designing spaces for the present and future. In addition Romano provides her take on spaces which change for consumer need.
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USPI Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery and United Surgical Partners International created a joint partnership to create an orthopedic center of excellence in West Palm Beach, Florida. Adjacent to the Good Samaritan Hospital, the new center will offer outpatient orthopedic care including diagnostics services, ambulatory surgery, rehabilitation, and sports performance programs bringing the top quality care of HSS to communities in South Florida. For patient convenience an elevated parking structure is accessible.
E4H has a long track record of successful projects with USPI and has not only worked on many of their ambulatory surgery centers but has created design guidelines that increase USPI’s efficiency.