The U.S. healthcare system has been profoundly affected by the pandemic, accelerating the pace of moving people out of the hospital and into outpatient settings. Moving the treatment of less critical or severe conditions off the hospital campus can help reduce exposure and transmission and enables the hospital to focus on long-term and highly specific care. Within hospital environments, healthcare clients are rethinking how to plan spaces for flexibility while ensuring patient and staff safety.
These efforts are driving new approaches to healthcare facilities, including the design of patient rooms and location of core services.
Rethinking patient room design
Within hospitals today, the patient care unit has seen some of the most significant pressure to become more resilient and flexible post pandemic. Specifically, there’s demand to be able to ramp up and down the number of active beds while still supporting patient and staff safety. This has accelerated the need