Rush University Medical Center Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building Ambulatory Care Center

Ambulatory Care

Design Strategies that Improve Community Health, Wellness and Access

Healthcare isn’t just about treating illness anymore. A rise in chronic diseases focuses care on managing patients’ wellness over a lifetime. This shift has resulted in a growing demand for outpatient care, and higher acuity cases being pushed into ambulatory settings.

Support for Changing Delivery Models

We work with health systems to address the facility implications of this paradigm shift. We explore how care, education and amenities, along with connections to the community, can alter the nature of ambulatory environments. We help redefine the patient experience in terms of relationships, interactions, logistics and space.

Our human-centered design approach helps healthcare organizations realize facility solutions that work hand-in-hand with changing delivery models. From our work designing hundreds of outpatient care facilities, we know that how care is delivered — the experience of the patient, the caregiver and the community — offers an incredible opportunity for our clients to become the destinations of choice for health and wellness.

We Celebrate These Numbers
Fast Co. Innovation by Design Awards: Honorable Mention, Experimental Category
LEED-Certified Health Projects