Chicago, Illinois

PFB was commissioned by the Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center to perform a master facility plan of the existing campus and to develop five-year master plan options based on the Hospital's strategic direction, business volumes, and space program projections.

In a collaborative effort to improve the delivery of care, PFB recommended renovating the following functions: improve major public circulation between buildings on campus, create a new "front door" lobby to the hospital, expand the emergency department, create fast-track treatment bays, provide a private treatment area for behavioral health patients, create a resource library and classrooms, improve registration, create a discharge lobby, increase private patient rooms to 33%, update all patient room toilets to include showers, decentralize traditional nursing stations to increase staff efficiencies, reduce the medical-surgical unit size from one large unit to two smaller units, and create a new, state-of-the-art Women's Center.

An analysis of market drivers was conducted, during which a number of strategic initiatives were identified as guides to the Master Plan process, and volume projections were established.