With its environmentally friendly and economical construction, judges were impressed with the level of quality the Miami Valley Hospital Heart and Orthopedic Centers construction team was able to achieve for $309 a square foot. But what really won them over was the attention to details such as caregiver sightlines, patient-safety features and strategic placement of staff workstations.
“In my 30 years in healthcare, I've learned that what works the best for patient care is a decentralized approach,” says Carole Peet, a nurse by training and now president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare Initiatives' 138-bed
St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colo. “They pushed providers out to the patients. Others did that too, but no one took it as far as Miami Valley has.”