March 26, 2019

The S/L/A/M Collaborative Receives 2019 ASHE Vista Award for Design of UMass Memorial MC2020 Campus Refresh

The S/L/A/M Collaborative was pleased to be part of the team to receive the 2019 Vista Award in the category or Renovation for the MC2020 Memorial Campus Refresh project at UMass Memorial Medical Center located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team accepted the award at the ASHE 2019 PDC Summit in Phoenix, Arizona on March 18.

The Vista Awards are presented by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association. Every year, the Vista Awards aim to highlight professionals who are at the forefront of healthcare design and construction innovation. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) firmly believes in recognizing teams who work together to develop and maintain safe, quality health care environments; demonstrate effective and efficient communication; and rely on data-based decision -making processes.

ASHE recognized UMass Memorial Health Care executive leadership for its “focus on establishing key goals encompassing four categories: Our Patients, Our People, Our Discoveries, and Our Long-Term Financial Health.” The resulting MC2020 modernization project sought to increase the number of private patient beds, transition Nurses Stations into collaborative Team Stations, increase learning and discovery space at the Memorial Campus, and in general, create a more standardized person-centered experience.

“Our team was thrilled to work with UMass Memorial on a transformative project zeroed in on improving the inpatient experience through an upgraded and efficient care operation,” says David Neal, AIA, principal-in-charge on the project. “Throughout the design and construction process we were focused on continuous communication and collaboration with medical and facilities staff to understand their needs and enhance the resources that would ensure the best stay experience.”

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