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ICU Renovations HYPERPOD®
In the ever-changing climate of Healthcare design and development, one aspect stands out as a true challenge to any Owner. How do you meet your census needs with ever increasing room size requirements and only a limited amount of space to expand?
MMA was recently tasked with the challenge of designing a new 60 bed ICU in an existing space that conventionally could only support 40 beds. MMA’s design team culled from its vast database of research and evidence-based design calculations and came to one conclusion. It was possible.
The design was coined the HYPERPOD®.
This design effectively reduced the linear footage requirements along an outside wall by up to 35%, while still meeting the code driven natural light requirements to patients. By using internal “lightscapes”, a small room designed to pass light to another room, MMA was able to fit 8 rooms in the space that could originally only support 5.
The design of this concept additionally allowed for increased staff productivity by allowing a single nurse to comfortably monitor 4 or even 8 rooms with a minimal amount of walking.
Each HYPERPOD™ consists of 4 rooms served by a single access hallway or portal. Patients may be observed either from this portal for from