Models for outpatient healthcare delivery are rapidly evolving. This is caused in part by Six Sigma, Lean Management concepts and other growing influences on the healthcare community.
There are three primary elements of consideration when it come to the design of an outpatient care facility: flow, focus and encounter.
The flow of patients, family, staff, information, equipment, supplies and medication must be carefully considered. The separation or re-combination of these flows can do much to create a sense of calm and reduce the chaos and turbulence that is often found in outpatient settings.
Focus has to do with the careful, thoughtful nature of clinical work. Creating work areas that are separated from patient flow improves the quality of work and reduces stress on medical staff.
Encounters between patients and medical staff must be carefully designed to enhance privacy, communication and personal connection.
These elements, when thoughtfully considered resoult in a building that must be designed from the inside-out. The architecture of an Ambulatory Center must allow for large, open spaces that are not encumbered by stairs, elevators, mechanical shafts, shear walls and other building components.
tgba architects have spent years designing outpatient clinics and the buildings tht support them. We have a refined understanding of how everything must work together to make an exceptional and long-lasting outpatient facility.