National Assn of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) - San Antonio, TX
Charles Osborne, Shepley Bulfinch
Mark Proctor MD, Keith Strauss; Childrens Hospital Bos
Thursday, 13 January 2011
In healthcare today, providing better care for patients increasingly means integrating complex technologies. As a healthcare leader planning a new or expanded facility, how can you construct and navigate a planning and decision-making process with such significant long-term implications? Start by asking the right questions.
To determine the required physical plant space for these innovative facilities, first define your current needs.
- What would you like to gain or learn when using this type of equipment?
- Do you want to introduce more than two modalities within a space?
- How important will it be to plan for future upgrades?
Answers to these questions will have a significant impact on structural, mechanical, and ...[more]
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
An article by Shepley Bulfinch principal William Mead discussed communication and the role design of the Main South expansion at Children’s Hospital Boston in the July 2007 issue of Healthcare Design magazine.
The 11-story, 250,000 s.f. expansion was designed to foster communications among hospital staff, as well as with patients, and families, an aspect of particular importance in the pediatric acute care environment.
The facility, which opened in 2005, received the 2006 Modern Healthcare Award of Excellence. It incorporates sophisticated medical technology, including the innovative MROR, which bring magnetic resonance imaging technology into the surgical suite.