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Parker Adventist HospitalParker, Colorado

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The Parker Adventist Hospital bed wing addition was part of a strategic and comprehensive hospital-wide expansion and renovation in order to meet the Town of Parker’s growing community needs. The goal of the addition was to utilize proven evidence-based design (EBD) concepts that integrated the organization’s core values of patient-focused care. Four guiding objectives that led the design team and validated design decisions were, improving the medical outcomes for the patient, acknowledging that family members are an integral part of the healing process by centering the unit on the patient and the family, allowing caregivers to maximize their time at the bedside, and providing support for caregivers to rest and decompress. By placing special attention on the integration of family in patient care, improved caregiver communication and workflow for the staff and physicians was achieved.

The new facility created by RTA promotes healing and optimal health. A decentralized nursing concept (nursing alcoves) provides direct visual access to caregivers and quick access to patients in emergencies, fostering better communication among the staff. Peaceful environments for both patients and staff were created through abundant sunlight, comfortable finishes and furnishings, calming colors, art, music, meditation spaces for the family, and a healing garden.

At a size of 106,500 square feet, the three-floor addition includes 16 intensive care unit patient rooms and 14 surgical rooms, which are all private. The garden level includes a multipurpose medical education suite, general administrative offices, and a major expansion and remodel of the existing kitchen, dining area, and cafeteria. The lobby level was also shelled for future expansion.