Receiving medical treatment can often be scary and stressful. That’s why the principles of modern medical office design are increasingly oriented toward making healthcare a less nerve-wracking experience. In this article, we’ll briefly discuss some of these principles, and talk about how AD Systems’ sliding doors can help.
Basic Principles of Modern Medical Office Design
There’s no one standard set of guidelines for designing up-to-date medical facilities. However, there are some common themes:
- Privacy Protection
- Low-Maintenance Operation
- Aesthetic Elegance
- Flexibility in Function
AD Systems initially found success with their innovative sliding doors in corporate settings. Increasingly, they found themselves fielding inquiries from architects, designers, and facility owners in the healthcare field. Therefore, the time was right to create a door that served the specific needs of the medical field.
How the ExamSlide™ Leads the Way in Medical Door Design
The ExamSlide is designed to address the specialized design challenges of hospitals and clinics. AD Systems focused on hitting these marks using the framework of the modern design principles above:
- Privacy: The ExamSlide features a patent-pending acoustic drop seals and gaskets on all four sides to protect speech privacy.
- Low-Maintenance: AD Systems’ doors are top-hung on tough, high-quality rollers. Their simple design means they’re easy to clean and require little maintenance.
- Aesthetics: All AD Systems doors are available in a wide variety of beautiful finishes and hardware options.
- Flexibility: These high-performance doors are available in glass-front models, double doors, and more. They can meet your specs, no matter the size or style you require.
In fact, these attributes were key to one of AD Systems’ biggest successes: implementing ExamSlide doors in the remodel of a large Utah hospital.
Case Study: Mountain View Hospital
Payson, Utah’s Mountain View Hospital presented a superb test case for the ExamSlide. Nathan Murray, an architect who worked on the project, summed it up: “It was critical that we create transparency in the ED so that everyone—doctors, nurses, staff and patients—can look around and immediately see what’s heading their way.” In other words, the principles of modern medical design were vitally important to apply here.
Thanks to the ExamSlide, Mountain View Hospital was able to implement them in a way that benefited staff and patients alike. The ExamSlide helped create a fluid, dynamic, and responsive hospital environment for practicing true 21st-century medicine.
Curious about how AD Systems’ groundbreaking doors can help you integrate the principles of modern medical office design? Contact AD Systems at 425-374-1360 or contact them online.