Hospitals of the Future - How Preparedness Starts at the Design Phase

May 18, 2020 4:18:40 PM / by Digilock posted in electronic locks, healthcare, hospitals, hospital design


As hospitals are experiencing the effects of a pandemic, the healthcare industry realizes the key to managing treatment at scale is by designing for the future. Successful preparedness design for hospitals starts at the architectural planning stage, especially with engineering ingenuity, such as the flexibility to expand and contract as needed. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, for example, can easily convert one wing of the hospital into a negative-pressure-ward, which can responsibly house an additional 32 patients.

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