Micro-hospitals: Health care for the community
June 14, 2022 | 2pm ET | Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW
As health care systems are looking for innovative ways to bring hospital services to rural communities and neighborhoods, health care architecture is challenged to include all the requirements of a licensed 24/7 hospital within a footprint that is a fraction of a traditional hospital while simultaneously designing a community-friendly building that still reflects the healthcare system’s branding.
This course will present case studies of four micro-hospitals, each having its own unique solution while staying true to the micro-hospital model.
- Explore the micro-hospital definition regarding services, health care system integration, and location in provision of health care services not otherwise available.
- Understand micro-hospitals' staffing model as integral for operational success in achieving efficiencies while providing best possible patient safety and comfort.
- Avoid pitfalls of large hospital mindset leading to cost prohibitive delivery of care.
- Review the different model realizations of micro-hospitals and the potential of micro-hospital as anchor to medical office building to provide enhanced services to the covered population.