With patient visits in excess of 42,000 per year and a changed Emergency Department environment due to previous additions, Upper Valley Medical Center needed to expand and renovate. With our planning expertise, we were able to work with the client to condense a multi-phased project into one that encompassed just two phases. With the improved planned concepts, we were able to expedite project delivery, increase workflow flexibility, and perform with less patient interruption due to a shortened construction schedule.
While in design phase, the team performed a thorough review of literature regarding best-practice solutions to the many operational and flow issues in the current design. These reviews of the literature were shared with the executive team to inform design decisions and instigate discussions regarding workflow.