Zimmerman’s design for this clinic in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin is another strong example of collaborative care model planning, and Advocate Aurora Health’s commitment to improving operational efficiencies and patient outcomes.
Constructed by C.G. Schmidt, the 22,500 square foot project makes use of patient self-rooming for all 26 exam rooms which reduces wait times and the need for waiting area space. While this is smart and efficient planning that maximizes the use of patient care space, it has the added benefit of reduced congestion and minimized contact during the current pandemic. Staff shares open collaborative spaces that are off-stage from the patient areas and hidden from view. Exam rooms connect the separate operational flows of patients and staff with doors that open to both sides.
The design process made use of detailed visualizations to help end users understand the look and feel of the space before construction started, and confidently make planning and design decisions. Zimmerman continues to enjoy working with Advocate Aurora Health on projects that are forward-thinking, and that have proven results in staff and patient satisfaction.