February 2019 - Hospital team members are developing efficient workflows to reduce wasteful processes and workarounds before moving into the new hospital. Did you know the new hospital is designed to support efficient care delivery, from the layout of departments to the location of supplies? It’s also energy efficient.
The physical efficiencies, along with new workflows, will help to enhance the care and experience of patients and team members. Some examples and photos are below.
Efficiencies will be gained on the inpatient nursing units. The inpatient floors are nearly identical – second floor will feature an inpatient rehab space. Rooms are oriented exactly the same, a BJC standard in new construction. These same-handed rooms result in improved patient safety, infection prevention, caregiver safety and workflow efficiency.
A consolidated radiology department will improve workflow and is adjacent to the emergency department and the ICU. A short elevator ride will bring inpatients from their floors directly to the department.
Building system and design features include the following: