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Affinity Health, Saint Elizabeth Hospital

Heart, Lung & Vascular Center

Appleton, Wisconsin

Overview

For this 25,000-square-foot outpatient Heart Pavilion, HGA considered a number of sustainable design solutions to meet benchmark LEED® standards, including material choices, lighting and infrastructure. Through an agreement with Renewable Energy Choice, Affinity purchases nearly 70 percent of the electricity from renewable energy sources. In addition, the building shell, lighting and HVAC equipment reduce energy costs by 27.6 percent beyond the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Appendix G Performance Rating Method baseline. A portion of the roof is vegetative to reduce heat-island effect and improve storm-water quality, while the remaining roof is reflective to further reduce the heat-island effect.

industrial engineering

Working with Affinity's in-house Kaizen Lean team, HGA introduced a new operational paradigm that enables registration and scheduling to occur in the exam rooms, thus saving space, operational costs and increasing patient satisfaction.

Former patients, family members and caregivers all played a critical role in the pre-design sessions, in which HGA and Affinity solicited input to create an environment that is efficient and right-sized, from the work flow to the hallway circulation patterns, the registration processes, and size of waiting rooms. Ultimately through the Lean design process, the Heart Center emphasizes patient privacy, safety and a sense of control in a healing environment.

landscape Architecture

Sustainable design principles guided the St. Elizabeth Hospital's South Addition design and visibly express the mission of the Hospital. Situated near the main entrance, the Rainwater Garden communicates the Hospital's sustainability commitment to visitors and serves as a unique amenity for the facility.

The South Healing Garden features natural stone, permeable pavement, and native plants with light water needs. Tucked between two buildings, this space creates an intimate, relaxing environment for patients and staff.

sustainable design

LEED® Gold certified. This facility, ranked in the top 30 by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs, as one of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the word.

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