BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to supporting the needs of the medical community, Simone Healthcare Development, a leader among hospital construction companies, reviews architecture trends that best support the current needs of healthcare organizations.
The primary aspect of medical treatment that supports optimal patient health is a skilled and compassionate medical team, but that team isn't effective without a quality facility in which to practice. Hospital architecture tailored to the needs of the community can have a large influence on the happiness and health of patients and employees alike.
Below are some key trends in hospital architecture that provide for a better patient experience.
Focusing on Functionality. Comfort and convenience are important for patients, their families, and employees. However, hospital construction should support functionality and operations first and foremost. At the end of the day, the primary goal of any healthcare facility is to keep patients healthy, and any new construction should keep efficiency and patient care at the forefront. Happy and efficient employees make for happy and healthy patients, and it's the responsibility of hospital leadership to provide a work environment that helps healthcare providers do their job as easily as possible.
From easy access to cutting-edge equipment, to a floorplan that makes it easier for doctors and nurses to treat their patients, there are a wide variety of ways that hospital leadership can design a building with efficient operation in mind.
Electronic Messaging Boards. Messaging boards straddle the line between functionality and comfort. Giving patients in the waiting rooms easy access to information related to their treatment such as wait times and the check-in process can make a stressful experience much more manageable. Keeping patients calm keeps them happy and can also make for a more efficient treatment experience for all; electronic messaging boards are a small investment that can make a huge difference.
Patient Experience. In many situations, patients and their families may spend a significant amount waiting. Whether it's a wait to receive treatment, or time spent waiting for the doctor in the treatment rooms themselves, even the best-run hospitals have a limited amount of resources and employees that often end up stretched thin. While the wait may be unavoidable, some simple design choices can make a world of difference when it comes to the patient experience.
Having outlets available for patients and their family to plug in their devices and easy access to food and beverages should be taken into account during construction. Even something as simple as providing comfortable seating can make for a more favorable treatment experience.
About Simone Health Development Companies
Simone Health Development Companies is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in the acquisition and development of office, retail, industrial and healthcare properties in the New York tristate area. Headquartered in the Bronx, the privately held company owns and manages more than 5 million square feet of property in the Bronx, Westchester County, Queens, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. The company's portfolio includes more than 100 properties and ranges from multi-building office parks to retail and industrial space. The largest and most successful development from Simone Health is the 42-acre Hutchinson Metro Center office complex located directly off the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. The first two phases of the complex, which comprise nearly 750,000 square feet of Class A office and medical space, are fully leased. Two additional phases totaling 650,000 square feet (370,000-square-foot Metro Center Atrium and 280,000-square-foot Tower Two), are completed and fully leased. Visit www.simdev.com
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