Outpatient facilities improve community health by shifting health care beyond the boundaries of stand-alone hospitals through strategically placed satellite locations. Populations receive local access to specialty care, and the care of medical conditions is improved by the quality health care within the community. Consultants align goals for ambulatory care centers that build on the institution’s clinical mission. Four professionals involved in the development of ambulatory care facilities will present the trends, opportunities, and limitations of planning, designing, and constructing ambulatory facilities.
Identify populations that are best served via community-based health care access.
Assess a user-based design approach through a hospitality-driven aesthetic.
Describe how feasibility studies and scope are assessed from the owner, client, and design consultant’s perspective.