Renovation of the main entrance at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center is complete. The new design is not only beautiful, but also provides improved traffic flow and patient friendly navigation.
“It’s all about patient access. The newly-designed entrance and patient registration lobby have been designed for the optimum patient experience,” says Tim Johnsen, president of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. “The entry lanes and drive-up areas are greatly enhanced with multiple drop-off spots. Once you enter, it’s very easy to see how and where to register for a diagnostic test, procedure or inpatient admission. It’s also easier to find the main elevators or wherever else you may need to go inside the facility. The project was designed with input from former patients who were extremely valuable in telling us what they expect when entering a hospital.”
The open layout is more contemporary and inviting, without sacrificing patient privacy. Areas are specifically designed to protect confidentiality. The remodel of the well-regarded gift shop is another marked improvement, as is the updated information desk. Strategically placed volunteers and increased signage will lead to better way finding for the tens of thousands of people who enter the facility in any given year.
The project was designed by HKS architects and constructed by Flintco Constructive Solutions in 13 months. The second phase of the renovation will begin immediately and includes a newly expanded Outpatient Department for same-day procedures. The entire project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017 at a total cost of $20 million.