BOSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects, one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced it has completed the design of a 15,000 square-foot "medical home" family practice facility for Fallon Clinic, a large multi-specialty medical group practice located throughout Central Massachusetts.
After designing multiple facilities for Fallon, Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) was tasked with designing a pilot "medical home" family practice for Fallon Clinic in Leominster, Massachusetts. The term "medical home" refers to an innovative healthcare delivery method that provides a team of healthcare professionals, rather than one doctor, who offer a wide range of services with four main functions: educate, monitor, guide and reach out. The medical home approach provides continuous and coordinated care throughout a patient's lifetime to maximize health outcomes, and emphasizes pro-active outreach by practitioners, group education, and electronic access to healthcare staff from patients' homes.
"Fallon Clinic completed studies of its processes before and after redesign, and determined that as a result of MPA's design using the lean method, the total wait time was cut from 33 minutes to just 9 minutes," said John Duggan, director of real estate operations and retail subsidiaries at Fallon Clinic. "This process improvement and increase in efficiency will enable the practice to increase throughput of patients by 31%, providing a more efficient environment of care for our patients."
Margulies Perruzzi Architects previously designed Fallon's ReadyMED, a physician-staffed, walk-in medical care clinic in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts offering convenient, non-emergency medical services for adults, infants and children, as well as New England Scope, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fallon Clinic located in Worcester, Massachusetts that provides outpatient endoscopic services.
About Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Consistently ranked as one of Boston's top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and corporate interiors for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, research/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Fallon Clinic, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit http://www.mp-architects.com.
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Marc Margulies, AIA, LEED AP
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