This session follows up ongoing national benchmarking research on critical access hospitals based on the collaboration between academic researchers, designers, policy makers and FGI. The final spatial comparisons will be presented for comparison the current and future rules. The implications of the research on design decision-making for small rural hospitals and future guidelines will be elaborated upon with examples. Recent proposed changes to reimbursement strategies will be reviewed to imagine what rural health care may become. Finally, the work of the FGI’s task group on Rural Care will be presented to review how this data can be used to support the development of sustainable rural projects.
Learn the final results of a collaborative national benchmarking of Critical Access Hospital best practices projects.
Evaluate the impacts of the physical environment of Critical Access Hospitals on patient and staff outcomes through post-occupancy evaluations.
Learn potential new healthcare facility types proposed by recent legislation.
Learn how these and other ideas are factored into the next generations of construction standards and the FGI’s “beyond fundamentals”.