Patient- and family-centered care means working in partnership with patients and their families in the delivery of health care. It also means being aware of and responding to the family’s needs. In healthcare, the family-centered care approach is important because it leads to better health outcomes. On top of that, patient experience is better as is staff satisfaction. Both of which improve the hospital’s bottom line overall.
Evangelical Community Hospital for Family Centered Care
Healthcare Design Magazine recently featured Evangelical Community Hospital, by CallisonRTKL as a finalist in the 2021 Healthcare Design Showcase Awards. Their approach to patient and family-centered care is what really stood out to the judges. (source)
CallisonRTKL provided medical planning, programming, architectural design, and interior design for the nearly 120,000-SF, four-floor addition and renovation to Evangelical Community Hospital’s existing 132-bed acute care hospital. The construction project provides single-occupancy patient rooms and a number of other amenities for patients, families, and staff.
CallisonRTKL is a global architecture, planning and design practice. Over the last 70 years, they have created some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. The practice’s portfolio includes acute care facilities, outpatient clinics and medical office buildings, in addition to large community hospitals around the world.
Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. 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
“Designed Addition to Evangelical Community Hospital Breaks Ground.” CallisonRTKL, 31 Aug. 2018, https://www.callisonrtkl.com/news/callisonrtkl-designed-addition-to-evangelical-community-hospital-breaks-ground/.
Jennifer Kovacs Silvis. “Awards + Events.” HCD Mag, https://healthcaredesignmagazine.com/news/awards-events/distinctive-details/.