2017 Newsletter: Edition One
University Healthcare – Center of Excellence for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1. The Design for the New Center of Excellence for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation:
- A Holistic Center integrating Education and Physical Therapy in an open central core easily accessible from patient rooms
- Empower and encourage patients to ambulate from the bed to all rehab amenities
- Nurse and Provider Support Cores that reduce staff travel and maximize time with patients
- Enhanced Personal Protection provisions optimize staff readiness for any medical event
- 41 patient rooms
2. This Design for the New Patient Room of the Future to be implemented across the hospital campus:
- A Universal Room Design that embraces a hospitality environment maximizes patient empowerment and ambulation-enabling a return to a healthy life sooner.
- An accessible room with compact charting and patient monitoring systems that do not obstruct patient access to restrooms
- Enhanced accommodation of patient visitors
- Integrates systems for effective in-room Telemedicine and other technologies
Completed Project: Prime Insurance Company Addition + Remodel
- Two-level addition housing private and executive offices
- Flexible conference center
- Dynamic reception hub
- Fully-functional kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, upscale seating and sound system
- Gym stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and all-new shower and locker facilities
When asked her thoughts on how the new space reflected their brand, Director and Senior Vice President Barbara Malkowski had this to say: “We’re the masters of unique risk, we’re the contrarians.. we’re not your father’s insurance company, I hate to be so trite but we’re not. Our new approach, our fresh approach, our sleek approach, I would say it definitely plays to that.”
This past January marks Nathan’s 5th anniversary of joining TSA Architects as partner and design principal. Nathan is respected for his passionate dedication and architecture, specializing in design for healthcare, senior care, and other mission-driven work. His passion for healthcare design was sparked as a patient in an operating room 20 years ago, and since that time he continually strives to create beautiful architecture and spaces that inspire not only health and healing but better the built environment we live in.
Our Experts Share
How significant of a role does lighting play in the patient experience?
Answer: Very. John Meredith shares how lighting can make or break recovery.