Emergency Department Master Planning

Posted by Katia Lu on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:42 PM

No matter the size, scope or phase of a project, each one can benefit from Array’s process-driven lean design approach; even when the project is a departmental master plan. Thinking about our approach from a master plan perspective, and a limited scope master plan at that, made me realize just how flexible an approach it is. 

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Topics: master planning, case study, ED

Converting a Med/Surg Unit to Suit Behavioral Health Standards

Posted by Jon Sell on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:04 PM

As part of a multi-site Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) for Mercy Health, Array converted a shuttered med/surg floor at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. This project was not without the inherent challenges of making a non-behavioral health space compliant, safe and comfortable for patients and staff. What made it rewarding was the cooperative effort of the design team to make this renovated space as ideal a setting as the other BHI endeavors for Mercy (Batavia and Oregon, OH), which included new construction and a larger footprint.

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Topics: patient environment, case study, behavioral design

Experience Mapping the Healing Environment

Posted by Pat Malick on Dec 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM

When undertaking an intensive bed tower renovation, hospital leaders must weigh the investment cost against anticipated gained efficiencies, as well as often overdue improvements to patient and family experience. A phased construction plan must balance cost escalation with bed demand, and the disruption of taking beds out of service to provide swing units. Converting two-bedded rooms to private rooms can be a cost-effective solution to increase the useful life of an aging bed tower, when accompanied by infrastructure enhancements that support care delivery and technology integration.

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Topics: continuous improvement, patient experience, case study