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A Medical Refurbishment Project

A medical refurbishment project requires creative design focus on the caregiver’s medical practice philosophy. An ideal goal for the office or work area should always be to maintain optimal workflow efficiency and a paramount patient experience. The most important factors to be considered in the planning phase, will include how the facility satisfies visually and emotionally. In addition to meeting any special patient accessibility needs. During the design phase the caregiver may consider aspects of natural light or cultural representation based on the facilities specific location or scenery from the interior space.

The patient experience and service workflow are important attributes of a successful project. Shared or open spaces within the interior should allow a comfortable, pleasing and a non-offending view of the outside if natural lighting is desired. Projects that require a reception desk to flow into a waiting area should present a pleasant non-obstructive greeting for patients or their accompanying parties. Influential designs should include colors and materials that compliment the theme of the facility and the surrounding culture.

With an ideal vision in mind, the right combination of wood, steel or ceiling panels can be balanced to achieve the desired results. The project’s theme should be based on a ‘patient first’ philosophy with a smooth layout to allow a comfortable procedural workflow for the caregiver.

Understanding the patient experience is the emphasized goal of any project plan. From caregiver’s perspective, reflecting the ideal challenges and layout to service the patient is core. Thoughtful medical space planning will require direct input from the caregiver as well as drawing on their experience in a successful service scenario. The material selection should not be ecstatically pleasing to the eye but also provide a level of comfort and endurance. The plan strategy will incorporate balancing optimal workflow to enhance the efficiency of the caregiver.

The medical refurbishment design should also take into account the accessibility for daily janitorial and maintenance personnel and service equipment. The plan should include all necessary technology, hardware power and mobility requirements. Since technology evolves, the plan should also take into account future patient and caregiver expectations in maintain a level of comfort, workflow and accessibility despite changes over time.

A rich array of colors, materials and furnishings in the design should compliment the welcoming nature of the client philosophy and character. Key interior points of discussion can include the entrance, reception, patient lounge, labs, surgical or even cosmetic areas with industry guidelines and best practices exceed expectations.

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