A new FierceHealthcare story, “Hospital Redesign: Offices are out, innovative design is in,” features CannonDesign and its work at the University of Minnesota, Ambulatory Care Center and the Kaleida Health / SUNY Buffalo Gates Vascular Institute and Clinical Translational Research Center.
Here is a brief excerpt from the piece:
…the healthcare sector has embraced the open-office trend as well as other design innovations aimed to improve the patient experience.
One example is the University of Minnesota’s new Ambulatory Care Center…that eschews traditional offices in favor of a choice of different work settings that include ‘places where various providers and caregivers can interact.’
These collaboration spaces located in the center of each clinic and intended to host interactions with patients, are in contrast to the touchdown spaces that line the perimeter of the building and provide a place for staff to engage in more focused work outside of clinic hours.”
Additionally, CannonDesign’s Jocelyn Stroupe is quoted in the story talking about staff and patient wellness.
We talk a lot about the benefits of [daylight and views] for patients when they’re in a healthcare environment. It’s equally important for staff to be able to enjoy them.