The two major hospitals in a three-hospital Midwestern city began a formal discussion for merging in order that the combination would make it possible to replace older buildings and also enhance patient access to their health services.
Programming should recognize that functions both guide and are themselves guided by the size and design of the space they occupy. For this reason, plans for new or renovated space must be envisioned outside of current conditions.
HSPG bases the new plan’s objectives on the relationships and adjacencies of functional tasks or steps to determine the amount of space needed for optimal process efficiency and quality of care and support.
FUNCTIONAL AND SPACE PROGRAMMING
CASE STUDY: University Medical Center, West Coast, US
The Jewish Hospital
Off-site Chesterton Health & Emergency Center Franciscan St. Anthony Health
Michigan City, IN
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
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HSPG DEVELOPS WORKABLE PLANS.
HSPG FACILITES ANALYSIS INFORMS PLANS.
COMPLEX MERGERS REQUIRE COMPLEX PLANS.
The size of the planned space, its configuration and location come easily – and quickly – from an objective agreement by the user group and corporate leadership on functional scope, tasks, and schedule.
HSPG provided a plan that continued full use of one facility, constructed a new hospital in a growth area, and closed inpatient services while maintaining outpatient services at the other facility.
The committee of representatives from the two hospitals accepted the planning concept as a workable plan and used it as the basis for proceeding with the merger.