Burlington, VT – Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and E4H Environments for Health Architecture, an architecture firm exclusively focused on the healthcare industry, recently celebrated the official opening of the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Multi-Specialty Clinic. The new 44,000sf facility, located on the APD campus in Lebanon, N.H., will house most of the hospital’s outpatient services in one location.
“With valuable input from physicians, patients, and staff throughout the design process, the Multi-Specialty Clinic makes it easy for patients to seek multiple types of care in one convenient setting, saving time and enhancing the quality of care delivered,” said Susan Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG, President and CEO Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. “This new clinic will allow busy people and busy families to make one trip to the clinic to complete multiple appointments and support closer collaboration among our physicians, nurses, and staff.”
Brought into one central location in the new clinic are services including primary and family care, pediatrics, women’s care, diagnostic imaging, phlebotomy, orthopedics, general surgery, and physical and occupational therapy. The two-story building is designed to improve patient and staff flow, communication, and convenience.
E4H Partner Jennifer Arbuckle said, “In addition to creating an efficient and patient-friendly space, we have been honored to fulfill Alice Peck Day’s vision for an authentically New Hampshire building whose exteriors complement and enhance the other facilities on the APD campus.”
Some of the distinctive elements of E4H’s planning and design:
- Use of modular planning concepts to create truly flexible practice spaces for providers
- Standardized exam room layouts for use by any provider regardless of specialty helps to increase utilization rate
- Integration and use of daylight into the interior spaces by thoughtfully locating waiting areas, check-in/check-out points, and corridors with access to exterior windows
- Use of collaborative work space for providers – “on-stage” areas for focused work while providing care to patients, and “off-stage” areas for private time between patients