The opening of the Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital has been featured in Medical Design and Construction Magazine
Beaumont Hospital has been a longtime leader in cardiovascular care and developed the Max & Debra Ernst Heart Center to research better approaches to congestive heart failure, improving patient quality of life. They turned to HED for the firm's experience and specialization in heart centers.
"This kind of focused, Heart Failure Clinic is becoming ever-important to today's patient populations. The design incorporates a mix of highly technical solutions and operational efficiencies that will impact the quality of care and quality of life for both patients and providers."
- DAVID JAEGER, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC | HED HEALTHCARE STUDIO LEADER
With heart failure as the top reason for hospitalization of people 65 and older, the disease can greatly undermine patients' quality of life. Heart Failure Clinics are not yet common around the U.S., but their growing prominence is linked to a decrease in the number of deaths caused by heart failure or coronary heart disease over the past several years.
This new center is designed to treat 100 patient visitors per day in an outpatient setting, reducing emergency room visits and hospital stays. Comprehensive services include 12 patient care rooms, echocardiogram, stress testing and medication infusion treatment rooms.
You can also read more about this success at Beaumont in Crains Detroit Business, Building Design + Construction, and Healthcare Design.