GBBN's Jim Harrell Presents at Fall 2011 Pebble Partners Colloquium

GBBN Healthcare Planner and Designer Jim Harrell, FAIA, FACHA, was a speaker and a panelist at the Fall 2011 Pebble Partners Colloquium + Research-in-Practice Workshop: Emergency Department Strategic Design Consideration. The workshop was held on September 12-14, 2011, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.

Harrell presented the UPMC Emergency Department renovation case study along with Valerie Schreiber, ED Unit Director at UPMC Mercy.  The focus was on how the design team successfully turned research into practice. 

Featured above:  Newly renovated Emergency Department at UPMC Mercy

Harrell also participated in a panel discussion about emerging developments in the Emergency Department.  The panel explored the implications these developments have on the healthcare built environment.  Jim featured the "Ribbon" design concept which is a closed loop layout of exam rooms that minimizes operating costs.  The layout permits staff to effectively and efficiently manage a few more patients for a short period or until additional staff are needed. Conference attendees learned how each concept impacts hospital operations in low as well as high census.

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