Americans make nearly one billion trips to the doctor every year, nearly three trips annually for every man, woman and child.
An exam room should promote communication between the healthcare provider, patient and caregiver. Michelle Ossmann, MSN, PhD, Steelcase’s Director of Healthcare Environments, explains how the environment can play a key role in facilitating the use of technology and allowing for productive visits.
New technologies, new processes and higher expectations of both patients and practitioners is challenging healthcare norms to adapt and improve. The need for radical innovation has never been more critical.
With a project budget of approximately $200 million, Advocate Lutheran General, already a U.S. News and World Report “Top 50” hospital, was ready to re-evaluate how they delivered its patient care, focusing on developing a patient- centered, private room model with a sustainable structure.
In designing the hospital, the central challenge was how to create a state-of-the-art, patient-focused facility featuring an innovative design that won’t ever go out of style.