A visit to the hospital for both healthy and ill children can be a scary experience. Our design team adopted a child’s eye perspective to create a non-threating and welcoming place for families. Defined by playful forms, vibrant colors and whimsical detailing, this imaginative new Pediatrics suite helps take the stress out of a visit to the hospital.
The project entails a new Community Clinical Services Pediatrics Practice (a federally qualified health center) within the existing Women and Infants Building at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
The Pediatrics waiting area is designed for family clusters and active children, including a “digital aquarium” and reading area. Sick children will be taken directly to an exam room rather than be isolated in a separate waiting area.
The program includes groupings of 6 exam rooms for well children and four exam rooms for sick children; a team room and workspaces for 5 providers, 6 medical assistants and 6 secretaries, with support spaces.