Emergency Department Design - Kindle Edition (AMAZON)

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The digital edition of this ACEP best-seller is now available! 

This one-of-a kind resource – written to explain the architectural design process to physicians and other health care professionals – is equally valuable to architects, designers, and construction professionals getting ready to work on an emergency department project. Emergency Department Design is the tool that brings together everyone involved in the design process – it’s a must-have for anyone contemplating a new emergency department.

  • Develop economically sound solutions and deliver more with fewer resources
  • Think beyond traditional design concepts and lead with step-by-step instructions, planning guidelines and tools.
  • 27 case studies illustrate how modern design concepts have been applied to Ed projects of various size, complexity and scope.

Get Perspectives on Key Issues:

  • Physician leadership – the role of the emergency physician in the design process 
  • Steps in the design process
  • Goal-setting and needs assessment – and space programming
  • Selecting and working with consultants
  • Putting the pieces together and planning for the future
  • All the unique content you won’t find anywhere else – the design and construction process demystified with you in mind


"In designing effective emergency departments, we are called to be both physician and architect, both scientist and poet. To achieve this, we must ask the right questions. This book is an excellent place to begin."Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP

"It provides insights that guide and instruct the reader on everything from the development of the ED project leadership team through project completion. The text is unique in that it communicates with the insights of an emergency physician yet with the precision and experience of a veteran architect." Steven H. Mitchell, MD

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     About the Author

   Jon Huddy, MArch BA AIA NCARB, as of the publishing of this book, has participated in the analysis, planning, and design of more than 325 emergency departments … and counting. His emergency department design experience includes projects across the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. While an architect by training, his emergency department design experience includes a deep understanding of strategic planning, technology integration and how the physical environment can be shaped to support lean operations; allow for efficient staffing and provider coverage; keep the staff and patients safe; and help deliver successful outcomes that result in elevated patient and staff satisfaction scores. His designs have accommodated emergency departments as small as 6,000 annual visits in rural areas and complex medical center emergency departments as large as 200,000 visits. One of his greatest attributes is the ability to bring alternative operational and physical design solutions to his clients by drawing on his international emergency department design experience. As president of Huddy HealthCare Solutions, LLC, a firm focused on the specialty of emergency department consulting and design, he personally leads each emergency department engagement, whether it be for emergency department strategic planning, operational assessment, master planning, and/or architectural design services. Mr. Huddy has been designing health care facilities since earning a Master of Architecture degree from the Clemson University Architecture for Health Studio in the mid-1980s. He also completed the American Institute of Architects/American Hospital Association Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Design. 

Since the early 1990s, Mr. Huddy has focused on the specialty of emergency department consulting and design and has teamed with hundreds of hospitals, physician groups, architects, and builders to deliver successful emergency department design solutions. Mr. Huddy is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is licensed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has written several articles and delivered numerous international presentations and educational sessions on a wide range of topics, including “ED Vision 2030,” “Designing More (ED) with Less (Capital),” and “Designing Safe and Secure Emergency Departments.” Many of the items and issues from these presentations are presented in this book. His audiences have included the:

• American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP, US) 

• American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE, US)

• American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE, US)

• Center for Health Design (CHD, US)

• Emergency Nurses Association (ENA, US)

• European Society of Emergency Nurses (EuSEN)

• Health Estates & Facilities Management Association (HefmA, UK)

• Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM, UK)

• National Ergonomics Conference (US)

• Scottish Health Conference (UK)

• Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC, UK)

• International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI)

“Huddy,” as he has been known since grade school, brings a passion for emergency department design, a commitment to including caregivers throughout the design process, and a humorous, energetic presentation style that has allowed him to develop close and lasting relationships with emergency department caregivers around the world. His unique insights, depth of experience, and impressive track record of successful emergency department design projects are the building blocks from which he has written this text.

Huddy is very interested in hearing about your unique design solutions to the challenges you face in creating your emergency department of the future. He can be reached at 803-517-7522 or kEncEmailk/iveezAiveezifbmuidbsf/dpn.

    About the Editor

Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician with more than 20 years of experience in emergency medicine education, emergency department management, and leadership. She was the director of the Division of Global Emergency Medical Sciences (GEMS) at the University of South Florida and is Co-Chief Editor of GEMS Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock.

Dr. Sanson has served in several and varied leadership positions with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the Council of Residency Directors (CORD), and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). She chairs the College’s Educational Meetings Subcommittee and is a member of the ACEP Speaker’s Bureau and the 911 network. She has been a member of the ACEP faculty for many years, including the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and the Emergency Department Directors Academy. Dr. Sanson received the National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award in 2006.

Tracy has held director positions with the US Air Force, the University of South Florida, and 
TeamHealth for the past 20 years. She completed her medical degree and residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has served on TeamHealth’s Medical Advisory Board, Patient Safety Office Division, and as faculty in their leadership courses. Dr. Sanson heads her own consulting firm, specializing in emergency department team and satisfaction assessments, leadership training, personal development/coaching, and branding. She has consulted and lectured nationally and internationally on administrative and management issues, leadership, professionalism, communication, patient safety, brand development, personal development, women’s issues, and emergency medical clinical topics for a wide range of health care organizations.

James Lennon, AIA
Michael Pietrzak, MD
David Vincent, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Architect’s Retrospective

Chapter 2 Preparing to Lead and Internal Team-Building 

Chapter 3
Project Delivery Options and Selecting Your Consultants, Designers, and Builders

Chapter 4
Project Justification and Needs Assessment

Chapter 5
Scope Definition

Chapter 6
The Design Puzzle: Pieces and Parts 

Chapter 7
Design Components, Configurations, and Considerations 

Chapter 8
Insights for Specialty Emergency Departments

Chapter 9
Wrap-Up – Imagine an Emergency Care Environment in the Distant Future 


Case Study 1
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Emergency Department

Case Study 2
Bayhealth Medical Center, Kent General Pavilion Emergency Department

Case Study 3
CGH Medical Center, Emergency Department 

Case Study 4
Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Hospital Emergency Department 

Case Study 5
Concord Hospital, Emergency Department 

Case Study 6
CoxHealth South, Emergency Department 

Case Study 7
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Emergency Department

Case Study 8
Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Freestanding Emergency Department 

Case Study 9
Massachusetts General Hospital,Emergency Department

Case Study 10
Massachusetts General Hospital, Lunder Building Emergency Department iv Emergency Department Design

Case Study 11
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Project ER One 

Case Study 12
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital,Emergency Department

Case Study 13
Methodist Dallas Medical Center,Emergency Department

Case Study 14
Methodist University Hospital, Emergency Department 

Case Study 15
Ohio Health Westerville, Freestanding Emergency Department

Case Study 16
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Emergency Department

Case Study 17
Saint Francis Hospital, Trauma Emergency Center

Case Study 18
Southwest General Health Center, Emergency Department 

Case Study 19
Stafford Hospital, Mary Washington Healthcare, Emergency Department 

Case Study 20
Tampa General Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Center 

Case Study 21
United Hospital, Peter J. King Emergency Care Center 

Case Study 22
University Hospital of Bern, Intensive Care, Emergency Center, Operational Center 

Case Study 23
University of Colorado, Emergency Department 

Case Study 24
University of Colorado Health, Greeley Emergency and Surgery Center

Case Study 25
University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers, Emergency Critical Care Center

Case Study 26
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Emergency Department 

Case Study 27
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emergency Center 

Title: Emergency Department Design: A Practical Guide to Planning for the Future

Jon Huddy 

Tracy G. Sanson

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"In designing effective emergency departments, we are called to be both physician and architect, both scientist and poet. To achieve this, we must ask the right questions. This book is an excellent place to begin."
Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP

"It provides insights that guide and instruct the reader on everything from the development of the ED project leadership team through project completion. The text is unique in that it communicates with the insights of an emergency physician yet with the precision and experience of a veteran architect." Steven H. Mitchell, MD

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