Imagine how many people use, work and operate inside a hospital? Let your imagination run wild for a second: hundreds, thousands and hundreds of thousands of people are using one building for several different purposes. This is an architect firms job to design and help build a new hospital for all of these people. The UW Health campus needed to update one of their intensive care units. They called the professionals at HGA architects and FlowCARE Nurse Server!
A 13,000 square foot inpatient unit serves as a prototype for the future of all inpatient design with evidence based design (EBD) methods at the forefront! The UW healthcare campus is large multi-campus healthcare system in Madison, Wisconsin. The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit renovation at the hospital has been awarded with the Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award Silver Level!
This award is sponsored by the Center for Health Design and Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Awards that recognize the involvement and active design process of EBD in healthcare settings.
The new inpatient center in the Neuroscience Intensive Care unit was design by HGA architecture. The goals of the design were to provide the ability for healthcare professionals to respond to a variety of patient and staff needs from caregiver collaboration to streamlining day-to-day operations from rooms to storage facilities.
Once the unit opened back up in the beginning of 2018, there was a design team there at all times conducting research on the new design methods compared to the old ones.
The new unit was selected for this award for several different reasons from their optimized workflow, LEAN practices implemented and their pull-out nurse servers provided by FlowCARE Nurse Server!
EBD is widely used in the architecture field from healthcare to the civil industry. The easiest way to explain what EBD is: a architecture theory that simply examines a current building to find new ways to create efficiency, optimize the space and look beyond the limits of the building and find new limits to push with design! Overall, EBD looks at how everyone in the building will be using the space. In healthcare this includes the following:
EBD is essential to keeping everyone who enters and uses this building healthy, happy and safe.
EBD and FlowCARE Nurse Server work together to help with LEAN practices, optimizing workflows, helping patients and so much more. We are proud to have collaborated with HGA architects and UW Health to bring them the best nurse servers on the market right now. Congratulations on the award!
FlowCARE Nurse Server is a patent-pending nurse server designed with EBD and LEAN methodologies in mind. For more information, on this nurse server or our other storage solutions, contact us today!
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