A New Healthcare Facility Uses a Design Template Approach for Growth

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A New Healthcare Facility Uses a Design Template Approach for Growth

HealthcareDesignMagazine.com recently featured an interesting case study of a new healthcare facility that was constructed using a template. See the full article

Article Summary

The post discusses how Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, collectively known as Mass General Brigham, have implemented a templated clinic design approach for their healthcare facilities. This approach involves creating standardized templates for the layout and design of clinics, which can be easily replicated and implemented across multiple locations. The aim is to streamline the design and construction process, reduce costs, and improve patient care and experience. The strategy involves creating several clinic typologies, such as primary care, outpatient specialty, and urgent care clinics, with specifications for various aspects like room sizes, layouts, and equipment. The use of templated design is expected to expedite future clinic projects and ensure consistency across the Mass General Brigham network of hospitals.

Healthcare Design Take Away

The goal of using a templated design is to streamline the design and construction process, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies.

By using templates, Mass General Brigham can create clinics that are easily reproducible, ensuring consistency in design and functionality. This approach also allows for quicker construction, with projects being completed in less time compared to traditional bespoke designs. The templates are designed to address various clinical specialties and patient needs, ensuring that each clinic meets the specific requirements of the services provided.

The templates also improve operational efficiency, as they are designed to optimize patient flow and staff workflows. Additionally, the standardized designs enhance the patient experience by creating a consistent and familiar environment across different clinics.

Overall, Mass General Brigham’s adoption of a templated clinic design approach has allowed for greater efficiency, cost savings, and improved patient experience in healthcare facility design and construction.

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Mass General Brigham Integrated Care Project details

Project location: Salem, N.H.

Project completion date: October 2022

Owner: Mass General Brigham

Total building area: 60,000 sq. ft.

Architecture: Gensler, Boston

Interior design: Gensler, Boston

General contractor: Consigli

Engineering: ARUP USA

Builder: Consigli

Art consultant: LFA Art

Art/pictures: LFA Art

AV equipment/electronics/software: Apple, Crestron, Chief, LG, NEC, Panasonic

Carpet/flooring: NORA, Interface, Stone Source, Terrami

Ceiling/wall systems: Armstrong, SVA, NanaWall

Doors/locks/hardware: AD Systems, VT Industries, Curries

Fabric/textiles: LUUM

Furniture—seating/casegoods: MillerKnoll, NaughtOne, Stylex, Nemschoff

Handrails/wall guards: Inpro

Headwalls/booms: Stryker

Lighting: Sentient, FLOS, Axis, Viscor, Hubbell

Signage/wayfinding: Metro Sign

Surfaces—solid/other: Wilsonart, Corian, Porcelanosa

Wallcoverings: LUUM

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped modernize healthcare organizations locally, regionally, and internationally, improving patient experience and outcomes. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff

Article Source

Brooke Bilyj. “Mass General Brigham Adopts Templated Clinic Design – HCD Magazine.” HCD Magazine – Architecture & Interior Design Trends for Healthcare Facilities, 31 Aug. 2023, healthcaredesignmagazine.com/projects/mass-general-brigham-adopts-templated-clinic-design/#slide-5.

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