Evidence-based Design Boosts Staff Productivity at New Bergan Campus Clinic
The new CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy merges Creighton University Medical Center with CHI Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Together they form a contemporary, leading academic health system.
The $140 million expansion, renovation and consolidation project moved trauma functions and academic medical center operations from near downtown Omaha to an existing, more centrally located Omaha site. Today this facility is one of only two Level-I trauma centers in the city. The effort also involved the design of a new 138,500-SF specialty clinic, as well as 263,200 SF of complex renovations.
We used the best evidence-based design practices to create clinical spaces that improve mood and productivity among staff, reducing the likelihood of accidents and promoting the healing process of patients.
The new Bergan campus clinic is also designed to foster care by inter-professional teams. It features eight pods of 17 rooms, each arranged around a centralized work area. Patients enter from a public-facing hallway that’s intended to be less busy than those in many clinics. Staff enters through the back from the work areas, where students, residents and staff can collaborate and consult on cases outside the earshot of patients.
The new clinic features 136 exam and procedure rooms, two general x-ray rooms, 10 specialty procedure rooms and seven ultrasound rooms.
Fly-through of Clinic and School of Medicine
At a glance
136 Exam and Procedure Rooms
Two General X-ray Rooms
10 Specialty Procedure Rooms
Seven Ultrasound Rooms
Evidence-Based Design Used to Improve Mood and Productivity of Staff
Design Fosters Care by Inter-Professional Teams
Patients and Staff Use Separate Entrances to Exam Rooms for Increased Patient Privacy
Central Team Work Areas Promote Collaboration between All Caregivers