The HCD Convention + Expo facility excursions supply an opportunity to focus on a few of the newest design concepts and neighborhood methods at work within the host metropolis. This 12 months’s occasion in New Orleans contains three excursions from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.
Right here’s a profile of a kind of excursions. For tour registration or extra on the HCD Convention + Expo, Nov. 4-7 in New Orleans, go to hcdexpo.com.
Ochsner Medical Advanced – Clearview, Metairie, La.
Ochsner Health (New Orleans) partnered with Grace Hebert Curtis Architects (GHC; Baton Rouge, La.) to develop Ochsner Medical Advanced – Clearview, a patient-centered, complete well being and wellness facility in Metairie, La.
Housed in a former retail division retailer, the three-level, 202,000-square-foot facility includes major and specialty care clinics in addition to an outpatient surgical unit with eight working rooms, drive-thru pharmacy, endoscopy suites, esthetics and wellness middle, and 10-bed microhospital.
Sufferers even have entry to dermatology, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, and outpatient infusion providers. The ability additionally features a complete ache administration middle, sinus middle, bodily remedy and wellness health club, and Ochsner’s signature interactive O Bar, which incorporates quite a lot of doctor advisable merchandise, corresponding to exercise screens, and wi-fi blood strain screens, and options an iPad bar. Sufferers can get arrange with the proper gear to take part in digital drugs packages for diabetes, hypertension, and chemotherapy care companion.
Versatile clinic planning
To operationalize Ochsner Well being’s collaborative care strategy, the power was designed across the affected person expertise with cautious consideration paid to division adjacencies and affected person/supplier circulation routes. Sufferers should not have to journey to totally different services to obtain care and may see a number of specialists in a single go to and single location. For instance, a hematology affected person might presumably schedule their infusion, doctor go to, and blood work on the identical day in the identical constructing.
Departments with related medical care are adjoining to one another to scale back strolling distances for each sufferers and suppliers. For instance, imaging, phlebotomy, and pharmacy are situated on the primary flooring for straightforward entry for sufferers to make use of these providers earlier than or after their visits. Surgical procedure and pre-post restoration is centralized on the second flooring and the third flooring provides multidisciplinary clinics with room for future development.
GHC developed quite a lot of organizational choices together with evaluating nurse station, supplier station, and examination room adjacencies to maximise workers effectivity and high quality of care. In depth analysis on numerous sorts of clinic pods, together with conferences with departments to collect enter on clinic movement wants, finally delivered a design that may accomplish each. The clinic pod dimension was standardize all through together with the shell area on the third flooring permitting a clinic to be moved and one other to develop as required.
Using a hospitality aesthetic
The design staff developed a high-end hospitality aesthetic that features entry to pure gentle and a end palette of terrazzo, tile, and wood-looking steel and vinyl supplies to create a soothing surroundings for sufferers throughout their appointments. These supplies mix with Ochsner’s signature blue shade and branding components.
As a of completion, art work from the area is displayed all through the power to reinforce the general design whereas supporting native artists.
Ochsner Medical Advanced – Clearview venture particulars
Location: Metairie, La.
Completion: February 2023
Proprietor: Ochsner Well being
Complete constructing space: 202,000 sq. ft. (three flooring)
Complete building value: N/A
Value/sq. ft.: N/A
Structure agency: Grace Hebert Curtis Architects LLC
Inside design: Grace Hebert Curtis Architects LLC
Common contractor: Broadmoor LLC
Engineering: Duplantis Design Group PC (civil), Morphy, Makofsky Inc. (structural), YKMH Consulting LLC (electrical and mechanical)