When you’re weary, dreary, and overcome with illness, the last thing you need is to be stuck in a mediocre healthcare facility, amid the chaos of traditional hospitals. On top of that, you don’t want to worry about how much your stay is going to cost.
Modular hospitals represent a significant innovation in the healthcare industry.
Modular hospital construction allows for standardization across rooms, enhancing efficiency and reducing the need for patient transfers. The environmental attributes of each patient room can be designed to accommodate a broad range of patient needs and clinical activities. This takes away at least some of the pain of being stuck in the hospital.
Modular hospital construction can also take place off site. Patients therefore do not have to be bothered with the noise, mess, and environmental hazards associated with on-site construction. In fact, since environmental hazards can worsen health outcomes, off-site construction is the ideal solution.
Finally, the construction of modular medical clinics takes less time and costs much less than traditional hospital construction. This helps ease the burden of increasing healthcare costs.
Miami Valley Hospital started the modular hospital trend back in 2010. Located in Dayton, Ohio, Miami Valley was the first US hospital to extensively apply modular construction. Patient room toilets, casework, and headwalls; integrated MEP racks above corridors; modular workstations for staff; unitized curtain wall sections; and a temporary pedestrian footbridge were all constructed and assembled off site. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas soon followed this trend, pre-fabricating all of their headwalls off site.
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Nashua Builders wishes you much health and safety.
Horowitz-Bennett, Barbara. (2014). Best of 2014: Modular Construction Delivers Flexibility to Healthcare. Healthcare Design.