This unique children’s health clinic provides a new home for a collaboration between BayCare pediatricians and UW specialty practice physicians. The center provides a wide range of services including children’s cardiology, digestive health, urology, orthopedics, general surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, therapy, nephrology and pulmonology.
This center is specially designed to make children’s visits to the doctor fun and memorable in ocean, safari and jungle-themed spaces. Bright colors, materials and graphics are evident in each wing’s corridors and exam rooms. Exam rooms each have two doors, one which allows patients to enter from the public corridor and the other for staff from their collaborative workspaces. Utilizing sliding doors minimizes the need for additional space to accommodate traditional door swings. The off-stage staff collaboration areas allow teams of providers to work together in a space not directly accessible to patients.
The center features a “self-rooming” concept that allows patients to be checked-in, assigned, and directed to their rooms. Room monitoring systems indicate when rooms are in use or available for the next patient. As a result, self-rooming eliminates the need for a provider to escort patients from the lobby to the exam rooms. Time saved escorting patients from the lobby to the exam room allows nurses to spend more time with the patient in the exam room.
The project was completed in seven months, from design through construction.