“We leveraged Lean design to create a new campus that promotes health and supports Inspira’s mission to care for its community.” – Jonathan Bykowski, Principal & Continuous Improvement Practice Leader
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB)
June 30, 2017
Inspira engaged Array to create an efficient, modern and sustainable platform for delivering state-of-the-art healthcare as well as create a community asset that educates and promotes healthy lifestyles for southern New Jersey. The hospital is envisioned as the first piece in a campus that will evolve and expand to keep up with and meet healthcare and societal needs. The new hospital is designed to serve the acute care needs of the community and includes emergency services, surgery department, all-private intensive care and medical/surgical inpatient units, woman-baby care and imaging services. This hospital has been designed utilizing LEAN concepts which result in the most efficient, coordinated and consistent delivery of care to patients – this approach can have more of a long-term impact on reducing wastes than almost any other singular strategy by ensuring that we only build what is required and that it is designed to be operated as intended. Said Array’s principal and practice leader of continuous improvement Jonathan Bykowski, “To create a new campus that promotes health and supports Inspira’s mission to care for its community we leveraged Lean design. As an integrated team we came together with stakeholders from all disciplines and services to define new operational models, test rapid prototypes and ensure the patient experience exceeded their goals.”
From a master planning perspective, the campus has been arranged to allow the hospital the flexibility to grow over time to accommodate changing community needs in a manner which ensures ease of access and coordinated operations. The campus landscaping is a focal point and intended to strike the proper balance between density of plantings (to create an indigenous and natural aesthetic) and open spaces (for clear site lines and campus navigation).
From a building design perspective, Array’s team of dedicated healthcare architects and interior designers sought to infuse the project with materials that are…