Published in Healthcare Design and Construction, August 2006. This project is an addition and remodel to on campus freestanding 7,500 square foot hospital building. Modalities included MRI, CT and Open MRI. All administrative functions and support spaces are self-contained within the center.
The addition of this new Outpatient Imaging Center eliminated the need to share resources between inpatients and outpatients, which resulted in an increased level of care for the community. Patient comfort has been greatly improved, and a higher standard of treatment is provided. The design offered solutions to common patient complaints of stress, anxiety, lack of control, and confinement. Extensive day lighting and the use of materials that are sustainable, sound absorbing, and environmentally friendly were integrated; these design elements are known to promote health and healing in a world of full of challenges and cold, hard surfaces.