Newman Regional Health

Emporia, Kansas

highlights

30,000 SF Renovation & Addition

19 Emergency Exam Rooms

Ambulance Garage

description

Newman Regional Health has continued to improve its campus over the years. However, the existing Emergency Department (ED) was no longer meeting the facility’s needs. The design team led a significant visioning process that allowed key stakeholders to express their needs and concerns, which developed into a list of core values and a common vision for the project.

The result was a 30,000 SF addition/renovation to the existing hospital focused on creating a patient-centered environment to increase speed of delivery and reduce waiting times. The new spaces included 19 new emergency exam rooms, three of which are critical care rooms. A 10-bed clinical decision unit (CDU), an Express Care provider, four cath prep/recovery bays, four infusion bays, and a new 4-bay ambulance garage with an entry separate from walk-up patients were also included.

A shared entrance between the main ED, CDU, and Express Care features subdivided waiting rooms ensuring separation for sick patients, well patients, and visiting family members. Patients entering the ED are now quickly triaged and taken directly to a fast track or standard exam room for bedside admittance. The design provides private restrooms in each exam room for added patient comfort. Patients no longer have to leave their room unless a specific diagnostic service is needed. The expansion is also designed to accommodate two additional stories of inpatient beds in the future.

Photos by: Matt Kocourek Photography

Newman Regional Health

Emporia, Kansas

highlights

30,000 SF Renovation & Addition

19 Emergency Exam Rooms

Ambulance Garage

description

Newman Regional Health has continued to improve its campus over the years. However, the existing Emergency Department (ED) was no longer meeting the facility’s needs. The design team led a significant visioning process that allowed key stakeholders to express their needs and concerns, which developed into a list of core values and a common vision for the project.

The result was a 30,000 SF addition/renovation to the existing hospital focused on creating a patient-centered environment to increase speed of delivery and reduce waiting times. The new spaces included 19 new emergency exam rooms, three of which are critical care rooms. A 10-bed clinical decision unit (CDU), an Express Care provider, four cath prep/recovery bays, four infusion bays, and a new 4-bay ambulance garage with an entry separate from walk-up patients were also included.

A shared entrance between the main ED, CDU, and Express Care features subdivided waiting rooms ensuring separation for sick patients, well patients, and visiting family members. Patients entering the ED are now quickly triaged and taken directly to a fast track or standard exam room for bedside admittance. The design provides private restrooms in each exam room for added patient comfort. Patients no longer have to leave their room unless a specific diagnostic service is needed. The expansion is also designed to accommodate two additional stories of inpatient beds in the future.

Photos by: Matt Kocourek Photography