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With heart failure as the top reason for the hospitalization of people 65 and older, the disease can lead to frequent hospitalization and can greatly undermine patients’ quality of life. Heart Failure Clinics are not yet common around the U.S. with only a handful built to-date. Beaumont Hospital has been a longtime leader in cardiovascular care and developed this center as an industry leader to improve patient quality of life and further research into better approaches specific to congestive heart failure.
The new Ernst Heart Failure Clinic combines outpatient services for heart patients into one specialized clinic at the facility, making prompt cardiac care easier to access and more efficient for patients returning on a regular basis.
Throughout the design process, HED paid specific planning attention to the integration of the new space into the existing campus’ environmental context. Designed with its own unique entry and in close proximity to parking for those patients experiencing difficulties in walking, careful thought was given to wayfinding and signage to help separate the unit visually on arrival. A glass façade wraps the new addition creating a recognizable element that pours natural light into the patient care spaces.