The HCD Convention + Expo facility excursions supply an opportunity to focus on a number of the newest design concepts and group methods at work within the host metropolis. This yr’s occasion in New Orleans consists of three excursions from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.
Right here’s a profile of a type of excursions. For tour registration or extra on the HCD Convention + Expo, Nov. 4-7 in New Orleans, go to hcdexpo.com.
Ochsner Medical Complicated – Clearview, Metairie, La.
Ochsner Health (New Orleans) partnered with Grace Hebert Curtis Architects (GHC; Baton Rouge, La.) to develop Ochsner Medical Complicated – Clearview, a patient-centered, complete well being and wellness facility in Metairie, La.
Housed in a former retail division retailer, the three-level, 202,000-square-foot facility contains main and specialty care clinics in addition to an outpatient surgical unit with eight working rooms, drive-thru pharmacy, endoscopy suites, esthetics and wellness middle, and 10-bed microhospital.
Sufferers even have entry to dermatology, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, and outpatient infusion providers. The ability additionally features a complete ache administration middle, sinus middle, bodily remedy and wellness health club, and Ochsner’s signature interactive O Bar, which incorporates a wide range of doctor beneficial merchandise, equivalent to exercise screens, and wi-fi blood strain screens, and options an iPad bar. Sufferers can get arrange with the appropriate tools to take part in digital drugs packages for diabetes, hypertension, and chemotherapy care companion.
Versatile clinic planning
To operationalize Ochsner Well being’s collaborative care strategy, the ability was designed across the affected person expertise with cautious consideration paid to division adjacencies and affected person/supplier circulation routes. Sufferers should not have to journey to completely different services to obtain care and may see a number of specialists in a single go to and single location. For instance, a hematology affected person may probably schedule their infusion, doctor go to, and blood work on the identical day in the identical constructing.
Departments with related medical care are adjoining to one another to scale back strolling distances for each sufferers and suppliers. For instance, imaging, phlebotomy, and pharmacy are positioned on the primary flooring for simple entry for sufferers to make use of these providers earlier than or after their visits. Surgical procedure and pre-post restoration is centralized on the second flooring and the third flooring provides multidisciplinary clinics with room for future progress.
GHC developed a wide range of organizational choices together with evaluating nurse station, supplier station, and examination room adjacencies to maximise employees effectivity and high quality of care. In depth analysis on numerous forms of clinic pods, together with conferences with departments to assemble enter on clinic move wants, finally delivered a design that can accomplish each. The clinic pod dimension was standardize all through together with the shell area on the third flooring permitting a clinic to be moved and one other to develop as required.
Using a hospitality aesthetic
The design staff developed a high-end hospitality aesthetic that features entry to pure gentle and a end palette of terrazzo, tile, and wood-looking metallic and vinyl supplies to create a soothing atmosphere for sufferers throughout their appointments. These supplies mix with Ochsner’s signature blue colour and branding components.
As a of completion, art work from the area is displayed all through the ability to boost the general design whereas supporting native artists.
Ochsner Medical Complicated – Clearview challenge particulars
Location: Metairie, La.
Completion: February 2023
Proprietor: Ochsner Well being
Whole constructing space: 202,000 sq. ft. (three flooring)
Whole building value: N/A
Price/sq. ft.: N/A
Structure agency: Grace Hebert Curtis Architects LLC
Inside design: Grace Hebert Curtis Architects LLC
Basic contractor: Broadmoor LLC
Engineering: Duplantis Design Group PC (civil), Morphy, Makofsky Inc. (structural), YKMH Consulting LLC (electrical and mechanical)