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Feb 3, 2022 Stephanie Pielich Improving the Human Experience

It’s challenging to balance overnight operational efficiency with patient needs for critical access facilities.* We start with a clear understanding of priorities and processes to develop thoughtful designs that make the most of limited staff resources. Here's an interesting healthcare solution in Hamilton, Texas.

"In 2001, I worked on a critical access facility where there were times of significant low volume, especially at night when there were only a few people on staff to remain efficient. Only one nurse from a single desk was needed to monitor the emergency room entrance and inpatient rooms. We created an efficient layout that accommodated this situation and still maintained appropriate privacy for health records and patients. By designing the facility to do more with a limited staff, we made the building a tool to improve the patient and staff experience at rural healthcare facilities." Stephanie Pielich, AIA, CCS

*Critical Access Hospital is a designation given to eligible rural hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These facilities are designed to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improve access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities.

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