Ghidorzi recently collaborated with UW Health Pain Management to achieve their vision for a self-rooming clinic. Our design build team rallied behind the self-rooming model of patients navigating from check-in directly to their exam room, maximizing over 16,000 square feet of space to enhance the patient experience and support the workflow of doctors, nurses and staff.
The self-rooming model underscored the importance of intuitive wayfinding and protecting patient privacy in our clinic design. We developed two matching patient corridors with contrasting color schemes to promote wayfinding and positioned them alongside the bank of windows at the building exterior. The idea was to create a better patient corridor flooded with natural daylight as an uplifting alternative to the typical dreary hallway.
The team placed particular emphasis on optimizing the available floor layout to support the workflow of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. The nurses station and telephone triage unit were combined into one common hub adjacent to the exam rooms. Clinic staff enters each exam room from the hub while patients enter via a second door accessible from the patient corridor, a setup that keeps the transfer of all patient information in the secure staff area.
The design process yielded such efficiency in the clinic footprint that a conference room was added as a bonus space. Other areas of the UW Health Pain Management Clinic include a residency area for doctors in training, physician and administration offices, and kitchen break room. Crisp colors and finishes with natural elements were leveraged throughout to enhance the healing environment.
Ghidorzi served as architectural designer, general contractor and interior designer for this project under our cohesive design build model that provides a single source of accountability. The clinic occupies the third floor of 1102 South Park, our multi-tenant medical complex in Madison, Wis.