The recently opened 245,000-square-foot expansion of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is designed to be a state-of-the-art centre for healing and well-being. A central atrium resets the building’s focus and provides a new community gathering space in a spacious, light-filled environment.
In its cover story for the October issue, Canadian Facilities Manager & Design looks at how this human centric approach to clinical planning ensures the safe, efficient delivery of clinical services within a soothing, de-stressed environment for patients, staff and care givers.
“The essential here is not to compromise or diminish the importance of operational efficiency, but rather augment it by recognizing the place of the patient, his or her family members, friends, and the community generally,” said Greg Colucci, principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects.
The $274-million expansion and renewal designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Gibbs Gage Architects in joint venture provides increased capacity for the healthcare facility’s ambulatory care clinics, labour and delivery suites, NICU and major surgical facilities.
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