To achieve the most efficient solution and meet an accelerated schedule, ZGF deployed a cross-functional, Lean approach to programming and design of the new two-building OHSU Center for Health & Healing South. Slated to open in early 2019, the center combines clinical care and research in one location designed to optimize patient choice and connectivity.
The 14-story ambulatory tower is designed to maximize the time caregivers provide in-room treatment by implementing just-in-time supply and medication delivery and providing flexible spaces with fewer fixed and built-in elements to ensure medical assistants have clear visibility to the exam rooms. The upper six floors, which will house the Knight Cancer Institute, are designed to optimize flexibility and incorporate precision medicine in a patient-centered care environment. The infusion center will consist of four neighborhoods, with a mix of private, semiprivate, and open bay patient treatment areas that maximize natural light, patient privacy, and caregiver line of sight. A double-deck sky bridge will connect the new ambulatory hospital with the existing building, providing an important link for patients, physicians, and staff.
Next-door, the 10-story Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion is designed to support patients and families traveling long distances for specialized treatment at OHSU. Situated atop a new parking garage and conference center, the five-story guest house will include 76 suites divided amongst pediatric and adult patients. Onsite amenities such as communal kitchens, a fitness room, and an indoor children’s play area are designed to reduce stress, build community, and promote healing for the entire family. Guests will also have access to an expansive outdoor area complete with Zen garden and children’s park, designed with the needs of patients of all mobilities in mind.