Healthcare

Empathetic and innovative design delivery balances human touch and technology to improve patient outcomes and promote caregiver well-being.

Medical Construction & Design joined EYP and the Medical Center team for the topping off ceremony at HOPE Tower. The new facility will be home to medical education programs, as well as Hackensack Meridian Research Services and Faculty physician offices in medical practice areas including surgery, medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology. The design will create a distinctive architectural anchor for the campus’s east side, while providing technologically-advanced spaces to foster the next generation of medical leaders.

EYP's healthcare practice group's Stamford Hospital is featured in multiple publications, including World Architecture News, Healthcare Design, Westfair Online, and several others.

Designed to embrace the concept of patient-centered care, the new hospital exemplifies Stamford Health's vision for "Healing Reimagined." The focus on high quality, personal care is visible throughout the facilities from the welcoming concourse to the 180 private patient rooms, which were designed to maximize care, safety and comfort for patients, caregivers and families. The new emergency department that is double the size of the old one, which was needed to accommodate an increasing number of patients more efficiently. The new ED offers separate, dedicated treatment areas for adult, behavioural health and pediatric care needs.

The Architect's Newspaper featured our healthcare practice group's work on The Children's Hospital of San Antonio (CHOSA) in an article called "A First for Multi-Colored Ceramic Fritted Channel Glass." The project team includes WHR Architects, Overland Partners, and Stanley Beaman & Sears.

At the Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, our project with the Houston Methodist Outpatient Center was featured as one of the official tours of the conference. Healthcare Design magazine's Anne DiNardo joined Stephanie Schwindel on the tour and shared her thoughts in a blog post.

The Planetree philosophy filters all design decisions through three focused lenses – Empowerment, Dignity and Compassion. Embracing this human-centered approach helps hospitals reimagine the healing experience and negotiate the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare arena. More

Can healthcare facilities promote patient and staff wellness while also engaging with the community and incorporating other sustainability principles? Thanks to organizations like Planetree and the Urban Land Institute's Health Places Initiatives, there is a growing awareness of the link between design and well-being. In this article from Medical Construction & Design, Tushar and Laurie provide snapshots of current buildings and features that address these issues, all while applying the latest techniques for infection control.

August 11, 2016

Innovation is a Discipline

Driving innovation in real-life situations can often be traced to the simple impulse to change something. But innovation is not a stroke of genius encountered haphazardly by an individual. Innovation is a discipline that EYP promotes by cultivating certain practices and attitudes about making connections: connecting breakthroughs in technology to see new possibilities; connecting new modes of thinking to tired, antiquated processes; or simply connecting existing ideas from disparate fields to each other – all for significant benefit. As a result, our designers are determined to run through several techniques in parallel to achieve a design goal. And on a totally different level, understanding how innovation happens allows our designers to create spaces within new projects that foster, nurture, and help teach innovation to building occupants including college students to corporate workers. More

The availability of healthcare in the United States, especially high-quality healthcare, is uneven. The best healthcare services tend to be found in urban centers, which also have the largest populations. Hospitals and medical centers in big cities, however, have little or no room to grow, and they can't demolish outdated facilities without first having opened a new one. In this article for Medical Design + Construction, David and Bhargav cite examples of how they have helped clients meet the challenges of: land restrictions;  measured growth; uneven distribution of Level 1 Trauma care; and meeting projected volumes.

High Profile featured Stamford Hospital's New Hospital, describing the role of BIM technology in the design of this Planetree-inspired healthcare facility. More

Forward-thinking design combines best practices from both American and European healthcare. The consortium of WHR Architects, KHR Arkitekter, and Arup were awarded the Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital project after an international competition.  More

May 13, 2016

A New Kind of Hospital

User involvement is critical in medical planning but can also be challenging. We must make choices to find solutions. After discussion, there comes a point where you must decide what you believe is best for future patients and staff.

In its latest blog post, Region Hovedstaden focuses on the collaborative planning process for the new Bispebjerg Hospital. Engaging healthcare professionals in design charrettes maximizes functional efficiencies among clinical specialties to better meet patient needs.

An update on the progress of the nearly $700 million, 1 million square foot Houston Methodist "The Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower" expansion in the Texas Medical Center in the Houston Business Journal.