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J URY C O MMENTS :

BEFORE

BEFORE

A critical component to the project's success was the engagement of physicians and the nursing team, who brought valuable insights to elevate the
design. The team proposed using an adjustable exam light (typically used
in labor and delivery rooms) for physicians to better examine a patient's
head. Additionally, the patient room layout and flow accommodate the use
of mobile imaging equipment. The physician team also decided to share
offices, allowing square footage to be used for a consultation room with
soft seating and a view to the outdoors. This space provides a private and
comfortable environment for the medical team to have conversations with
family members under stress.
Making upgrades and adding amenities to ensure patients and their families were comfortable in a space where they would likely be for an extended period was imperative. Design elements include:

* Interior finish
selections and color
palette provides a
modern yet warm
aesthetic. Saving
some infrastructure for
nurse call upgrades
was a good savings.
* This is a beautiful
renovation-filled with
light, feels spacious,
modern, and very
impressive with the
14-week schedule.
* Focus on the patients
and their families is
evident not only in the
beautifully renovated
patient rooms but
also in the layout of
the unit. The centrally
located support
spaces are efficiently
planned with access
from both sides of
the corridor, while
maintaining optimal
visibility to patients
from four team
stations. Well planned
patient rooms that
include toilet room,
family area and ample
space for mobile
medical equipment.
Great lighting
design to maximize
ceiling height in the
corridors. Use of
furniture systems
at team stations
allow for flexibility
to accommodate
future work flows and
technology.

* Providing a sofa sleeper in rooms for family and loved ones
* Incorporating programmable and dimmable lighting controls to aid
in proper exams and better sleep
* Adding a consult space for physicians to have private conversations
with families and loved ones
* Making the rooms acuity adaptable with a toilet and shower in each room
Renovating and upgrading a space that was built nearly five decades
ago presented its own challenges. For example, the technology panels
behind the headboards were outdated but could not be moved. Instead,
the design team expanded the panels to meet the necessary standards.
Because of the thoughtful design and renovation, the previously unused space now serves a population that Advocate Aurora Health was
unable to serve previously which needs specialized and attentive care.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - December 2019

Healthcare Design - December 2019
Contents
Goodtimes
Welcome Addition
Editorial
Show Talk
In Solidarity
Leading the Way
Iida Announces Design Awards
Operations Safe Keeping
Product Spotlight Seating
The Center
Face Time
Remodel/renovation Competition
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Show Talk
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - In Solidarity
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Leading the Way
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Iida Announces Design Awards
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Goodtimes
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