Traditional destination bricks and mortar campuses no longer represent a successful strategy for health care, and micro-hospitals have become popular as a market growth and value strategy. Neighborhood hospitals require a clear strategy, a sound operational model, and clinical support to be successful; however, the potential for a significant impact on changing economics and clinical delivery of health care is exciting. This session will share experiences planning neighborhood hospitals, discuss key operational areas, and illustrate clinical innovations that would support this model.
1.) Recognize the drive behind and the technical requirements of the Florida emergency power rule and how they may propagate to other states.
2.) Identify site design challenges based on local and state codes in conjunction with the rule.
3.) List the three primary solution options for the cooling rule based on whole-house, cooling load only, and "lifeboat" solutions.
4.) Recognize how a collaborative approach with the owner, designer, installer, and equipment supplier provided a more robust and flexible system to the owner.