So if you were able to attend the Future of Healthcare in Wrangell ceremony last month at the Nolan Center, I'm probably not breaking news for you. To those who were stuck at the elementary Christmas concert, or those who didn't pay much attention to the Nolan Center walls, here's a peak at the new hospital's innards - at least what the insides may look like at this stage of design. My apologies for the glare, as these are just iPhone photos of oversize poster boards that ended up in my office. I just wanted to share.
We'll start with the familiar, or at least somewhat recognizable. Above is the registration area. Most of you may have recognized this as the AICS registration, which will be slightly renovated to serve as combined registration for the hospital and clinic wings. Patient traffic for the entire campus will be funneled thru what is currently the AICS Clinic main entrance, except for traffic utilizing the emergency entrance.
Above is a conceptual of one of the four acute care/swing bed rooms. This spacious area can be flexed to accommodate two patients at times of a surge in traffic. During normal traffic days, the area provides plenty of space to provide care and house visitors.
Above is a snapshot of multiple Long Term Care areas, including areas for dining, activities, and a sub-station for providers. The lady with the banana seems to be enjoying the new layout for our residents.
Speaking of residents - check out their new rooms. No roommates in the new setup, as each resident will have their own, private living space. This window looks out to the treeline, facing west/northwest. Residents housed on the other side of the of the hallways will be facing ...
... the courtyard! Makes me want to have a picnic. Complete with vegetation and seating. Providing tons of natural light and fresh air. Creating a safe space for residents and patients to get outside. This image is my favorite of the bunch. Maybe it's the blue sky. Maybe I can just picture myself eating a sandwich at that table on a sunny day.