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SLAM Presents at 2016 Planetree International Conference

GLASTONBURY, Conn. – The The S/L/A/M Collaborative presented at the 2016 Planetree International Conference on patient-centered care Oct. 31. The presentation titled, “Creating an Interconnected Ambulatory Environment: Implementing Innovative, Cost-Effective, Patient-Centered Design,” discussed design trends in ambulatory care facilities Read More …

Lenox Hill HealthPlex: Historic building becomes Manhattan’s 1st freestanding ED

In 1964, Albert Ledner, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, completed his largest and most high-profile collaboration with the National Maritime Union — the Joseph Curran Building in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. It was key to creating a modern image for the union. Read More …

Bridging the Gap: Trends in freestanding emergency departments

In some states, the number of freestanding emergency departments is increasing rapidly, as shifting care patterns necessitate diversification away from acute care and as hospitals seek to increase greater access to care in their communities. As hospitals develop continuum of care strategies, FSEDs represent a growing alternative to traditional hospital-based EDs, providing a comprehensive patient care ED solution in more convenient, easy-to-access locations and consumer-oriented environments. Read More …

Urgent Care Centers: Evolution of, key considerations for, infusion suites and other UCC spaces

The phenomenon of the urgent care center is here to stay. While many people have great affection for their primary care provider, and those PCPs serve an invaluable role in the health and well-being of their patients, they cannot be available 24 hours, seven days a week. Read More …

Providing Solid Foundations: Components for successful activation of neighborhood ambulatory care centers

There are many moving parts to activating new facilities. While building preparation is paramount, consideration must also be given to the function and flow of the new space. In addition, plans will be significantly altered depending on whether services and employees are relocating to the new space or if the facility will require all new users, furniture, fixtures and equipment. Read More …

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