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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Continuous Present of the Patient Room

Kevin Fox
Director, University of Virginia
Mark A. Harris
Chief Planning Officer, MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center
Jeffrey Keilman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Perkins+Will
Brian Sykes
Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

The ever evolving hospital patient room is at the core of the mission to improve the healthcare delivery. In 1997, patient rooms were on average 230 sf and in 2008 they were 345 sf. That is a 40% increase. In the last 10 years they have held fairly steady. Today, patient rooms are beginning to average 350 sf. This panel will present two contemporary examples of the current generation of patient rooms. One case study is the University of Virginia (UVA), University Hospital Expansion and the other is the Maine Medical Center, Hospital Expansion. In each case study, these universal patient rooms are designed and engineered to support intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Operationally, the room will not be limited to ICU patients. The room may also be used for acute care patients on a regular basis. Both case studies will address the different design solutions that demonstrate the operational and strategic ambitions of the client.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the strategic considerations for universal patient rooms at both Maine Medical at UVA
  2. Assess the patient room design implications for each case study
  3. Describe the impact to the nursing unit design
  4. Identify staffing differences between universal rooms, acuity adaptable rooms and traditional ICU patient units.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH