How Can a Hospital Dialysis Unit Support Staff and Patient Well-being?

UF Health Shands Inpatient Dialysis Suite

UF Health Shands Hospital places patients and communities at the heart of all they do. Our people-first approach at Walker Architects was a perfect fit for the renovation of an existing office suite into a state-of-the-art 17-bay inpatient dialysis suite.

For many patients, dialysis treatment is a lifeline, a process that filters their blood and restores it back into their bodies. This critical treatment, often lasting up to 4 hours and required three times a week, can be emotionally taxing. Recognizing this, our design prioritized well-being by giving patients direct access to natural daylight and scenic views to alleviate stress and create a soothing atmosphere.
Our design goals encompassed both the well-being of patients and the satisfaction of the staff. We aimed to provide a light and calm palette to reduce patient stress while giving the staff space to work and recharge.

Our collaboration with Shand's Hospital involved meticulous adherence to building standards, construction details, hardware, and finishes. It was a complex, multifaceted effort with input and checkpoints to seamlessly integrate this renovated suite into the hospital's systems, both functionally and aesthetically.

The new inpatient dialysis suite is a tranquil, functional, and efficient environment for both patients and staff. We are proud to have been a part of this transformative project, improving the lives and daily experience of those who rely on these vital services.

UF Health Shands Hospital places patients and communities at the heart of all they do. Our people-first approach at Walker Architects was a perfect fit for the renovation of an existing office suite into a state-of-the-art 17-bay inpatient dialysis suite.

For many patients, dialysis treatment is a lifeline, a process that filters their blood and restores it back into their bodies. This critical treatment, often lasting up to 4 hours and required three times a week, can be emotionally taxing. Recognizing this, our design prioritized well-being by giving patients direct access to natural daylight and scenic views to alleviate stress and create a soothing atmosphere.
Our design goals encompassed both the well-being of patients and the satisfaction of the staff. We aimed to provide a light and calm palette to reduce patient stress while giving the staff space to work and recharge.

Our collaboration with Shand's Hospital involved meticulous adherence to building standards, construction details, hardware, and finishes. It was a complex, multifaceted effort with input and checkpoints to seamlessly integrate this renovated suite into the hospital's systems, both functionally and aesthetically.

The new inpatient dialysis suite is a tranquil, functional, and efficient environment for both patients and staff. We are proud to have been a part of this transformative project, improving the lives and daily experience of those who rely on these vital services.

Project Owner

Shands HealthCare / Facilities Development Dept.

Location

Gainesville, FL

Completion Date

April 2023

Project Size

11,450 SF

Cost

$6.3M

Contractor

Brasfield Gorrie

Delivery Method

Hard Bid

Partners

Architectural: Flad Architects; MEPF: Affiliated Engineers SE

 

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