On this final blog post, we look at the Khan Lab School, where the Executive Director & President of the Board, Dominic Leichti, talked about...
Ingham Regional Medical Center Operating Room
When designing two new surgery units â€“ Ingham Regional OrthopedicÂ Hospitalâ€™s operating rooms 9 and 10 â€“ Diekema Hamann had toÂ accommodate technology and patient-care demands. The need forÂ staff efficiency and patient and staff safety also had to be considered.Â These projects had to be designed and constructed quickly because aÂ loss of operating revenue would have a significant impact on operatingÂ margins.
Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering designed both units inÂ the midst of ongoing hospital operations. They featured state-of-the-artÂ technology that uses space efficiently. Multidisciplinary teams combinedÂ technology with clinical excellence to provide high-quality care forÂ patients in an environment that facilitates faster healing.
- Delicate balance between "ideal" strategic analysis and the limitations of an existing building envelope.
- Constant communication with nurses and physicians allowed staff to understand the challenges of constructing within their existing space.
- Regular clinical input was essential in developing a plan that enhanced their system and maximized throughput.