A Patient-Focused Surgical Center
Much of the space at the Lighthouse Surgery Center is dedicated to patient procedures and technical support, including the operating rooms, a central processing area where equipment is sterilized, and pre- and post-op rooms. In some healthcare facilities, these areas don’t get a lot of attention to design. At the Center, design elements are used to blend a patient’s experience from one area to another seamlessly, while furnishings support both movement and rest.
Orthopedic patients come into the Center with a broad range of spine, shoulder, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot issues. Corridors, doorways, and furnishings are all thoughtfully positioned so spaces can be accessed using crutches, walkers, or wheelchairs. A variety of furniture is available to provide support and comfort for patients of all shapes, sizes, and needs. Patient chairs have arms and firm seats engineered to make them easy to get in and out of. For patients with spine, hip, or other joint problems, sitting can be uncomfortable. Tables where they can stand and rest, check their phone, or just look out the window provide just the right support.
Designed with the future in mind, The Center’s flexible operating and procedure spaces can be easily adapted for new uses and new technology. For example, Medicare recently approved hip and knee replacements to be done in freestanding surgery centers. The Center doesn’t need to make any renovations to provide these surgeries because operating rooms have no built-in cabinets. Instead, carts move in and out of the rooms, allowing doctors to quickly change the equipment, processes, and even procedures.