March 14, 2020

Juliet Rogers Talks to Fast Company About Adapting Spaces for COVID-19

Juliet Rogers, PhD, MPH, President of Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, spoke with Fast Company about how healthcare systems are adapting existing spaces to test and treat for the novel coronavirus.

Noting how hotels are currently being converted into quarantine facilities in the Seattle area, which is currently dealing with a high number of COVID-19 cases, Juliet said other non-healthcare facilities will likely soon be adapted.

“Many large systems are looking at can we convert either a hospital that’s underutilized right now or a hospital that’s been turned into an ambulatory care center? Could we use a hotel?” she told Fast Company. “But all of those types of things have been used in different situations where we had surge that we had to respond to.”

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact more cities and health systems across the country, Juliet has been facilitating a conversation on her LinkedIn page about how hospitals need to innovate in order to test more people.

Read the full piece here.