'Hospital of the Future's' Top 20 Features

Suburban San Diego's $1 billion Palomar Medical Center, which opened this week, boasts several features no other hospital in the country has, says CEO Michael Covert. But they're not just for show; they're meant to improve quality of care.

5 comments on "'Hospital of the Future's' Top 20 Features"
John Rinset (9/10/2012 at 2:25 PM)

Several comments. I think the list of 20 is great. However, I do think that creating the common areas so staff and physicians can mingle needs to be supplemented for a space for physicians and staff to hang out alone. There are conversations they need to have with each other staff to staff and physician to physician that may be compromised by the common area. The meeting space could move to the physician parking lot, but not ideal. Also, no mention about cafeteria space, bereavement space or the onboarding space(registration), and finally the ER. All key places for a better patient experience. Are there kiosk in the lobby for patient/visitor access to information? Just some thoughts. Is the facility prepared to meet the future? Hard to know in this technology driven world. But this is a great start. Thanks for sharing.
Kelly Kline Burnett (9/6/2012 at 11:26 PM)

A beautiful atrium, fantastic technology, a sterile elevator but where is the ultimate in health - fitness. Why isn't this facility extolling the virtues of exercise with encouraging the use of the stairway. We must change our paradigm. We must start mandating movement. Prescriptive medicines MUST combine with cardio routines. Movement is a good thing, movement is the greatest luxury. Afterall, if you have your health, you have everything.
Julie D. Taylor (8/27/2012 at 4:32 PM)

Great acknowledgement of a truly groundbreaking hospital. With all the emphasis on the design, it would be good to note that LA-based CO Architects worked with Palomar for years to create this facility.
Heidi Smith (8/27/2012 at 11:55 AM)

I would love a tour of this place! It sounds amazing.
Lori Fecht (8/23/2012 at 3:56 PM)

great article[INVALID]very exciting and 100% correct. Follows the 'Lean' process of correcting waste in the health care arena


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