April 16, 2015
By Jim Lennon, AIA, Vice President; David Vincent, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Designer and Director; and Michael P. Pietrzak, M.D., Senior Physician Strategist, HKS Team ED

ED rooms have increased from 80 to 140 square feet, or more, over the years. Jim Lennon, vice president, HKS Team ED, believes this is unnecessary. “About 40 to 50 percent of all ED experiences can be managed in a recliner-type environment. In essence, we are applying first-class style seating design to the ED experience. These private spaces allow patients to select their own environment – including music and lighting.” The goal is to reduce square footage requirements, along with staff and patient waiting times in a space-constrained emergency department, while increasing patient comfort and safety. Learn more about these new AIA/AAH healthcare design awarding-winning spaces – introduced in mock-up form at the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) worldwide conference during this informative JOIN US talk with Lennon, David Vincent and Michael P. Pietrzak, M.D.

To view the video presentation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgXlZ_kqu4M

To listen to the podcast: http://hksarchitects.libsyn.com/rethinking-the-ed-experience

A 2015 calendar, located on the HKS website, shares additional JOIN US talks: http://www.hksinc.com/joinus/. Please register to attend these live streaming video events or view past events.

For more information, contact Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.

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Tagged ACEP, AIA/AAH National Healthcare Design Award, David Vincent, ED design, Jim Lennon, Michael P. Pietrzak