Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC), a 100-bed full service hospital located in Dallas, Texas, is slated to open in April 2014 at the north-east corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Greenville Avenue.
The new eight-storey, 200,000ft² facility will provide a wide range of medical and surgical services including cardiovascular, gynaecologic, imaging, general surgery, emergency medicine and intensive care.
The facility encompasses 84 private patient suites, a 16-bed intensive care / critical care unit, ten-bed full service emergency department, six operating suites, cardiovascular operation room (OR), five cardiovascular suites, two cardiac catheterisation labs, two electrophysiology labs, one hybrid suite and a sleep laboratory.
Strong collaboration between physicians, administration, staff and the community has paved the way for the design of WHMC.
WHMC’s lobby and patient care units, including ICU/CCU, are bathed in natural light, with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of surrounding parks and neighbourhoods.
The interior of WHMC features richly coloured wood and earth tones to create a soothing environment.
In addition, the patient care areas are designed to thoughtfully integrate the equipment and fixtures required by nurses and other caregivers into the large patient suites.
Additionally, each suite is equipped with a sofa that converts to a twin bed, enabling a family member to stay with the patient.
WHMC CEO Cory Countryman said that more than a decade ago, a group of health care leaders decided to turn their vision of health care into reality.
"They envisioned a place where health care providers could come together as a community to care for patients and each other," Countryman added.
"Combining the latest in medical technology with world-class customer service, our founders felt that they could create a special place where they could improve health and enrich lives."