Healthcare Design Expertise
Healthcare Design Expertise

Care Delivery Model

Before beginning the schematic planning process for any project, it is very important to develop a detailed understanding of the client’s care delivery model and unique organizational culture. A hospital’s approach to operational and staffing procedures drives our space programming and medical planning process. A hospital’s existing care delivery model may demonstrate a high level of functionality or there may be a need to challenge the status quo for the benefit of patients and staff alike.

We have the skills and expertise to evaluate for both scenarios and work with clients to create an optimal design solution. For example, the ideal design to best facilitate an efficient de-centralized nursing model will differ in many ways from best practices for a centralized model, all of which is further impacted by protocols for clinical staffing ratios, supply chain material support, distribution of medicine, and charting/data entry. As part of our investigative process, we explore a client’s approach and use our knowledge of healthcare facilities planning and lessons learned from past projects to translate this information into an operationally efficient design, customized to the client’s clinical care delivery mission.