Kahler Slater Associate Principal Jen Voigt’s article “How to Design a Hospital in 10 Days and Live to Tell the Tale” was recently published in The Leaflet, a Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo publication.
What happens when a generation-defining global pandemic meets the immovable object that is a state’s certificate-of-need calendar? Throw the traditional linear design process in the waste bin, and rethink.
With an already-approved Certificate of Public Need (COPN) in hand for a greenfield hospital, the leadership of this health system made a bold decision. Due to a recent merger, they needed their facility strategy to respond to their organizational realignment – which meant submitting a COPN for a larger program, including more beds and expanded service line offerings. The caveat? The state’s COPN deadline meant they only had two weeks to complete the design.
Click here to view the article in The Leaflet’s digital issue.