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Facility Planning Part 1 Essay

  • Submitted by: Barbaradhulsey
  • on September 1, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 1,077 words

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Facility Planning Part 1
Barbara D. Hulsey
HCS 446
August 19, 2013
Dr. Michael Snell

Facility Planning Part 1
Nestled in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains in the rural Arkansas community of just over 3,000 residents is a community of one rural hospital with 26 beds and a hospital clinic with one resident doctor and rotating doctors for the Emergency Room and weekends. There is also a long term nursing facility with 60 beds and is always filled to capacity that is located on the same campus as the hospital. This community lost a doctor that served the town for over 25 years when he suddenly passed away leaving the town with only one doctor and an Emergency Room doctor from another city. Since that time, the community finally received another doctor willing to move into and serve the area.
This community is in need of a family clinic with at least two doctors in residence, this student will be using the design of a newly built facility 50 miles away that many residents of the community have had to utilize. This family clinic has two doctors and a lab, also a two dentist section of the facility. This student will be focusing on this clinic as a inspiration and the focus will be on the needs of this community serving all ages and with the omission of the dentists. This presentation will explain how design elements will utilize efficiency and patient care.
                                              First Impressions
When patients first enter the waiting room of the clinic, the current trend in designing of the medical practice, is to design the waiting room to have an inviting atmosphere very similar to an up-scale hotel lobby. The size of the waiting room will depend on the number of physicians in the practice and in the case of this proposed clinic, two physicians. This will also depend on how many services are offered and the number of patients cycling through the clinic and the wait time involved (Wells, 2007).
Furnishings for the clinic should be...

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