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Special Edition: Surgical Construction - February 2021 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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H ealthcare professionals often take their cues from the hospitality industry when designing new facilities. They want patients to be happy with the care experi- ence, so they jazz up entrances, creating bigger and welcoming waiting areas with a wow factor. If you're renovating your existing GI center or building an entirely new space, avoid the understandable temptation to pour resources into the lobby, exterior and eye-catching extras. Instead, focus on function over form by creating back-of-the-building spaces that won't impress patients, but will help your facility run smoothly, safely and smartly. F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 2 5 Suraj S. Soudagar, MS, MBA, LEED AP | Naperville, Ill. Work Backward When Outfitting for GI Pay careful attention to the behind-the-scenes spaces during endoscopy-expansion efforts. WIGGLE ROOM Physicians should have at least 300 to 400 square feet in a GI suite, so they have complete access around the patient.

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