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Designing to 'right-size' patient rooms

June 20, 2017

In today’s challenging environment, healthcare leaders are right-sizing patient smart rooms to optimize efficiency, According to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website.

Well-planned smaller spaces can accommodate patients and families just as larger rooms would.

FGI guidelines suggest the following space for a patient/family centered patient room: 250-square foot minimum and an additional 30 square feet per family member. 

A pioneering right-sizing design teams met all the required FGI criteria, but they challenged the recommendation of 250 square feet with these innovative rooms and successfully proved that it is possible to optimize smaller spaces through careful design decisions.

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