The hospital has been designed to minimize square footage while maximizing the efficiency for the hospital staff and promote healing for in-patients, out-patients, and visitor to the clinic. The plan efficiencies lie in the department adjacencies, reduced circulation, and shared functions between departments.
The hospital services include the following:
The main entrance of the hospital brings you into the tall linear reception/waiting space designed to act like a “Main Street” connecting the different units as the main line of circulation. On one side of the “Main Street” is the rural clinic and administrative department. The other side of “Main Street” are the public points of access to the out-patient, physical therapy, laboratory, diagnostics, and the procedural suite. At the end of “Main Street” is the food service and dining which is used for the preparation of in-patient meals as well as providing meals for staff and visitors.
The in-patient suite uses the nurse station as a central hub with visual access and control into the patient wings and the emergency department. There are three total patient corridors. Once patient corridor is a resident corridor for long term stay.
The other two patient corridors are for acute care with one of the patient corridors designed to allow for it to be closed off as a negative environment with access directly from the emergency department. This would allow for the corridor to care for higher acuity patients as well as maintain a separation during the care of pandemic patients.
Sumner County Hospital District 1