Cancer care is a complex field, and the number of cancer patients is projected to increase substantially. To meet the challenge, the Institute of Medicine recommended that a high quality delivery system for cancer care be patient-centered. This is the underlying philosophy behind the ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, in Appleton, WI.
Health sciences educators face a continual challenge: how to provide students all the clinical training they need. Where can students get this critical training? In unique learning environments that combine the elements of both healthcare and education spaces, such as the Center for Excellence in Practice, at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College), Lancaster, PA.
Organizations are measured and reimbursed on how well they deliver patient experience. In an effort to increase their scores, many healthcare organizations have focused on renovated or redesigned patient rooms or clinical spaces. But they’ve overlooked critical spaces like waiting areas.
Methodist Richardson Medical Center, which recently opened a new location in suburban Dallas, has innovations throughout its four floors, including new ways of using space to support patients , family members and visitors in waiting spaces and patient rooms.
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.