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Wellness and Medical Complex Provides Variety of Services in One Central Location

The newest Baptist Health South Florida facility recently opened to the public. Located in Plantation, Florida, this wellness and medical complex not only increases access to quality care for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade County residents, it also builds upon Baptist Health’s existing presence in the tri-county area. Read More …

Seizing Demand for Ambulatory Care

Convenience, immediacy, affordability and specialized services. These are all reasons outpatient centers appear to be filling a discerning consumer demand and proliferating across the country. Scheduling an appointment with a physician in a primary care office may involve weeks of waiting to be seen. And, unless one arrives in an ambulance, walk-ins for an acute-care hospital’s emergency department will likely experience several hours of wait time before being seen by medical personnel.  Read More …

Revolutionizing Pediatric Ambulatory Care: MUSC Children’s R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion

The Medical University of South Carolina, originally founded as a small private medical school in 1824, has been a leading healthcare provider in the Charleston area for close to 200 years. MUSC has long served pediatric patients from its main campus on the Charleston peninsula; however, as the patient population continues to grow and available land in the historic district becomes increasingly scarce, keeping up with patient needs across the region will require new models for healthcare delivery, such as ambulatory care. Read More …

At Your Service: Reshaping outpatient facility design

A building boom in outpatient care centers continues to spread across the country, driven by significant changes in healthcare delivery expected to strengthen demand for these facilities in the years ahead.  Read More …

Out of the Hospital and into the Mall: Examining the retailization of healthcare

What do shoes, flu shots, lattes and strep tests have in common? They can all be found in retail shopping centers, and the odds are increasing that you can find all four in a one-stop trip to the community shopping complex. As healthcare providers expand their reach into retail, it’s increasingly common for patients to pick up this week’s groceries while waiting for medical appointments or drop by the local café for a sweet treat after a biometric screening. Read More …

IKM Architects Celebrate Groundbreaking at UPMC Hampton

IKM Incorporated recently celebrated with UPMC the groundbreaking on a new outpatient facility in Hampton Township in Pennsylvania. The facility will feature comprehensive care for children and adults, various rehabilitation therapies, primary care, advanced imaging services, diagnostic testing Read More …

New Therapy Pool Will Serve More Patients

Esme and Henrick Erickson—3-year-old siblings from a set of triplets—love their pool therapy. Both have cerebral palsy. During the past several months, during weekly sessions in the water with a Gillette physical therapist, Esme has worked on increasing strength and Henrick has focused on improving balance. Read More …

All About the Flow: Improvements for surgical center sterile processing

Not one of us undergoes a surgical procedure with the hope of walking out the door with an infection along with the medical bill. Unfortunately, incidents of infections from healthcare facilities do occur, and opportunities for increased incidence are growing with the surge of ambulatory surgical centers, or ASCs, throughout the United States. Read More …

Beyond Exam Rooms, Clinical Walls

It’s no secret that outpatient visits are increasing. According to the American Hospital Association, hospital-based outpatient visits more than doubled from 1991–2011, while inpatient beds and patient stays have declined slightly over the period. Read More …

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