Collaboration on clinical best practices improves emergency department design Over the last few years, the Emergency Services team at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ) has begun focusing on a “Super Track” clinical model to target effective throughput of lower acuity patient volumes in order to more effectively manage patient wait times and reduce length of stay (A LOS) numbers in emergency departments (EDs) throughout the system.  After retro-fitting several EDs to institute aspects of this acuity-based split flow concept (see graphic) and seeing many demonstrated benefits, the team was afforded the opportunity to apply their clinical care philosophy more comprehensively to the design of two new ED expansions within the system –…