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POWER TRIO
SEEKING TO IMPROVE the health of their community while creating a destination campus for
wellness and inclusion, three organizations-
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, YMCA
of Greater Grand Rapids, and Carol Van Andel
Healthy Living Center-have come together as
part of the Mary Free Bed YMCA, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The 117,000-square-foot Y opened in December 2015 on a 36-acre campus and is designed
to be accessible, providing health and wellness
activities and programs for disabled and nondisabled individuals. Additionally, the Progressive AE-designed facility includes a Mary Free
Bed Musculoskeletal Clinic with on-site therapy
and the Healthy Living Center, housing a teaching kitchen, greenhouse, and learning farm.
"The ability to share ideas around new programs
for the community is enhanced because of the
colocation and design of the space," says Mike
Perry, executive vice president at Progressive AE
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) and principal architect on
the project.
The building is LEED certified and was designed using universal design principles with
wider doorways, natural lighting, adjustable
desks, no thresholds, clear entries, and acoustical controls. Mary Free Bed Hospital and Progressive AE are conducting a joint research
project on the perceptions people have of the
disabled and how the facility impacts their perception, which will include a post-occupancy
evaluation.-Anne DiNardo

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TOP: The Carol Van Andel Healthy Living Center and
the Mary Free Bed Musculoskeletal Clinic are integrated into the facility, which uses a ramp for easy
vertical circulation. The main landing is oversized
to create a place of rest, and flooring material was
chosen to help increase friction so wheelchairs can
move safely. MI D D L E : The Mary Free Bed Musculoskeletal Clinic is located on the same level as the Y
administrative offices and Healthy Living Center. Bold
color treatments frame the different locations and
serve as wayfinding cues. A B OV E : The Carol Van
Andel Healthy Living Center features a test kitchen
where families can learn about healthy cooking and
nutrition.

HCDMAGAZINE.COM

ACROSS THE GLOBE,
inadequate nurse
staffing can affect not
only patient health
and safety, but also
a healthcare system's
bottom line. For example, Health Workforce
Australia estimates that by 2025, there
could be a shortage of 85,000 nurses in the
land Down Under.
Hassell, an international design firm,
partnered with the University of Melbourne's
Health Systems and Workforce department
to examine the issue and see how design
can impact nurse retention rates and job satisfaction. The "Design Matters for Nurses"
study involved interviews with 74 nurses
and nurse managers from Australia and
the U.K. "In our conversation with nurses,
we found that the condition of the facilities
they worked in corresponded to how valued
they felt by management-whether they
had a proper break area, space to debrief
or complete paperwork away from patient
beds, or a room for meetings and training,"
says Megan Reading, principal at Hassell
(Adelaide, Australia).
Three elements of workplace design stood
out as significantly affecting nurses in their
daily tasks:
* Space: storage, education and training, staff
amenities (rest, meals, learning), patient and
family areas
* Proximity: walking distances, storage
close to patient rooms, lines of sight,
related hospital units or wards
* Indoor environment quality: access to
natural light, variable temperature, noise,
odor, maintenance.
"Nurses can feel as though their hard
work is taken for granted, but one way to
counter this perceived lack of appreciation
is to provide a comfortable, effective, and
efficient workplace that supports nurses to
do their job well," Reading says. For the full
study, visit hassellstudio.com.

BILL LINDHOUT AND PROGRESSIVE AE (YMCA TOP AND MIDDLE); JOHNNY QUIRIN AND PROGRESSIVE AE (YMCA BOTTOM)

SHOWING
NURSE
APPRECIATION


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Healthcare Design - November 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - November 2016

HEALTHCARE DESIGN - NOVEMBER 2016
CONTENTS
EDITORIAL
SHOW TALK
PHOTO TOUR
MEETING OF THE MINDS
POWER TRIO
GET SMART
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
HAVING IT ALL
HERE & NOW
WELCOME ADDITION
FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WAYFINDING
FINANCIAL MATTERS HEALTHY SAV-INGS
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT DINING
THE CENTER
AIA-AAH
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - EDITORIAL
Healthcare Design - November 2016 - SHOW TALK
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - PHOTO TOUR
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Healthcare Design - November 2016 - FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WAYFINDING
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