Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the region is experiencing the biggest hospital building boom ever, and Array Architects is one of a handful of design firms leading the charge. As cited in the article, Array is the architect for Inspira Health’s Mullica Hill Hospital, the largest health facility opening this year in the region.
“Many health systems are focusing on investments in ambulatory facilities as outpatient care grows, but this boom in hospitals shows that we must also design technologically-advanced, sustainable, and flexible core inpatient facilities,” said Kent Doss, Array’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President. “Inspira’s Mullica Hill Hospital will have an enormous impact on the health of the community and economy in South Jersey, and we are proud of the collaborative work we have led with our partners, including Skanska USA and Leach Wallace Associates.”
A facility developed via Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Inspira’s Mullica Hill Hospital was constructed ahead of schedule, within 33 months from the start of the design, and on budget. The hospital will open on December 8th and include 210 private patient rooms. Technology abounds in the facility, including advanced single-site minimally invasive surgery with little to no recovery time and state-of the art smart room technology. Notably, private patient rooms feature equipment that measures vital signs and interfaces with patient’s Electronic Medical Record, so clinicians no longer need to document the info manually. Displays posted both and in and outside patient rooms announce any person who enters a patient room, telling the patient instantly the role of any person they encounter at their bedside. Interactive TVs allow patients to send and receive messages with their family, seek assistance with medications, or get help with discharge process – to name a few capabilities.
Inspira COO Patrick Nolan described the facility as a “chassis built to grow,” reports the Journal. The facility was designed to accommodate the addition of a third wing, more ER capacity and expanded cardiac modalities.
The Mullica Hill Hospital is one of six projects in the region that add up to over $4 billion in investments in healthcare, according the Journal. Philadelphia Business Journal subscribers can read the complete article here.
A leader in healthcare facility design, consulting and technology, Array offers knowledge-based, data-informed services, including planning, architecture, interior design, transformation and asset advisory services. Using Lean as a foundation for a unique process-led approach, Array’s deliverables employ data and technology to identify patient, market and industry trends vital to the success of today’s healthcare organizations. The company’s devotion to a healthcare-exclusive practice springs from a belief in the power of design and technology to improve patient outcomes, maximize operational efficiencies and increase staff satisfaction.