Challenges presented by this project included 100% renovation within existing envelope and maintaining existing operations during the multi-phased construction.
The renovation and addition tripled the size of the existing facility to house a major trauma department, two CTs, three X-rays, one ultrasound and lab services. The plan subdivided the large, long building footprint into functional zones and care team areas. Creating these operational units produced an ideal environment for providing optimum healthcare services while minimizing staff travel distances and providing flexibility in the operating size of the department.
Catalyst provided operational analysis of the existing workflow, staffing, and capacity to ensure the design would reflect the emergency department’s specific patient and staff needs. Although the ED renovation and addition tripled the size of the existing department, functional planning minimized staff travel distances and operational inefficiencies.