Kristin Zeit, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging, recently toured the Parkland Memorial Hospital replacement facility in Dallas. Parkland is the largest healthcare construction project in the U.S. Zeit wrote about the experience and posted a gallery of photos of the tour.
Parkland recently passed a crucial government survey and was told it would not lose its crucial Medicare and Medicaid funding. The announcement came two years after the hospital began its efforts to correct tens of millions of dollars worth of patient-safety problems.
The hospital encompasses 64 acres, 2.7 million square feet, a 100,000-square-foot emergency department and 865 patient beds.
Zeit toured the billion-dollar project as part of the first Healthcare Design Academy held Aug 9-10. The event was produced by Healthcare Design magazine, the American Institute of Architects, the Academy of Architecture for Health and The Center for Healthcare Design.