The Allegheny Health Network (AHN), Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion innovative construction is featured as the cover story in Medical Construction & Design’s (MC&D) May-June issue.
The story, authored by Louis P. Astorino, focuses on the innovative construction model that helped create the transformational healthcare facility that raises the bar on patient convenience, care coordination, quality and service excellence. The Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion is AHN’s response to the growing need for diverse options focused on coordinated wellness in the Western Pennsylvania marketplace and around the country.
The article can be read in full via MC&D’s print and online publications. Here are brief excerpts focused on key themes in the piece.
On the center’s innovative construction model
“(CannonDesign) responded with an integrated design-led construction approach that delivered the new AHN Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion within a compressed schedule of 22 months…this Integrated Project Delivery (provides) a single point of responsibility and a more enhanced predictability of outcome. The process ensures the owner receives a well-designed project, on time, on budget and litigation free. Its basis is collaboration – where design, construction and budget decisions are made by a team of architects, engineers, estimators, construction managers and trade subcontractors.”
On Enhancing the Continuity of Care
“The AHN Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion brings a range of outpatient services into the community, on a level of quality and sophistication normally found only in a hospital. Not only convenient, but because this is a “one-stop” shop with all of the services under one roof, the continuity of care across specialties is far more seamless and integrated than when transitioning between physically separate facilities. This building is the embodiment of patient-centered care.”