May 17, 2020

$11m Hatcher Station Health Center opens in Dallas

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The 44,300-square-foot clinic near Dallas’ Fair Park is located on a seven-acre site adjacent to DART’s Hatcher Station. (Photo: © 2015 Erika Brown Edwards | BOKA Powell)
A 44,300 sq. ft. health clinic has recently opened in Dallas, Texas.

The Hatcher Station Health Center, previously known as the East Dallas Health Cent...

A 44,300 sq. ft. health clinic has recently opened in Dallas, Texas.

The Hatcher Station Health Center, previously known as the East Dallas Health Center, underwent remodeling by Dallas-based architecture and interiors firm BOKA Powell that was estimated to cost $11.2 million.

The design was developed Frazier Revitalization, Inc. and the center is operated by Parkland Health and Hospital System.

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“The clinic was designed to efficiently and effectively deliver community health services for adults, geriatrics, women and children in an underserved part of Dallas,” said Sean Kirton, senior project designer for BOKA Powell in a news release. “This project is a part of the community, and was developed in partnership with the community, offering residents easy access to primary care rather than traveling long distances to the main hospital and sitting in the emergency room.”

The new facility is anticipated to serve up to 75,000 patients annually thanks to the modern and flexible design.

The health center offers basic primary care, behavioral health services, a Women & Infants Specialty Health (WISH) center, a pharmacy, community health and wellness programs, as well as mobile mammography.

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The 66 exam rooms feature a flexible equipment setup that allows providers to utilize unoccupied rooms to respond to demand as patient volumes fluctuate throughout the day, reducing wait times and improving efficiency.

“The community’s response to the new clinic has been overwhelming,” said Jane Hunley, interim site administrator at Hatcher Station Health Center. “During the health center’s first week of operation, about 1,500 patients were served by primary care physicians, pathology, radiology, women’s services and patient financial services. These included scheduled appointments, as well as walk-in services. In addition, more than 800 prescriptions were dispensed by the pharmacy.”

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“We’re honored to have partnered with Frazier Revitalization, Inc. and Parkland’s user groups to design this new clinic in an underserved neighborhood of Dallas,” said Don Powell, principal at BOKA Powell. “This project is representative of progress in this community. Its modern, open design is adaptable for multiple uses beyond health care, such as community meetings and events.”  

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May 24, 2021

Schneider Electric's intelligent patient room: need to know

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We take a look at Schneider Electric's new smart patient room. 

Schneider Electric has launched a virtual showcase that features its new "intelligent patient room". What is it exactly? 

Who: Schneider Electric is a multinational that develops energy and automation solutions for many different industries - including hospitality, education, defence, and healthcare. Founded in 1836, today it is a Fortune 500 company, and it currently provides technology to 40% of hospitals around the world, among them Penn Medicine, one of the top hospitals in the US where Schneider's EcoStruxure for Healthcare is deployed, an IoT solution. 

What: Schneider has launched its Innovation Experience Live Healthcare Lab, an immersive experience that takes visitors through a demonstration of a hospital, including the doctor’s office, the operating room, and the intelligent patient room. 

The room features a digital patient footwall - a touchscreen that creates a single reference point for patients, families and healthcare providers, by incorporating care information, entertainment and environmental controls all in one place.  A separate digital patient door display has important information for healthcare staff. 

All Schneider's equipment is low-voltage, and integrated so that the patient room, clinical needs and IT are all seamlessly connected, what Schneider calls a digital “system of systems.”

Why:  Mike Sanders, Customer Projects & Services in Healthcare Innovation at Schneider Electric, explains: “The hospital of the future will need to put the patient experience at the forefront, using innovative and connected systems to provide superior in-hospital care experiences.” 

“With the shift to remote work and business brought forth by the pandemic, we knew that we needed to invest in a new virtual experience that showcases our vision for a truly integrated healthcare experience. We believe our intelligent patient room is the solution that our healthcare partners and customers have been looking for, and we’re excited to offer a way for them to experience it no matter where they are in the world.”

Where: The virtual experience was modelled after the new innovations installed at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, the first real-world installation of Schneider Electric’s fully integrated intelligent patient room technology. It is currently being hosted at the company’s St. Louis Innovation Hub and Innovation Executive Briefing Center (IEBC) facility.  

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