Sunday, May 28, 2017

Design Phase of Multi-Hospital, Multi-Pharmacy Study Completed

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) recenetly completed the design phase of an upgrade to six hospital pharmacies, within a multi-hospital system, in the state of New York.

All six of the pharmacy design projects involve redesign and/or expansion of existing hospital pharmacies to address compliance with USP 797 and USP 800. Additionally some of the projects involve addition of pharmacy automation equipment and additional pharmacy program requirements.

The pharmacy design projects centered around state-of-the-art ISO 7 compounding suites, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding.

Pharmacy design services for these projects included: pharmacy programming, pharmacy planning, pharmacy design, and pharmacy equipment planning.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant pharmacy design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on the architectural design of USP 800 compliant pharmacies was published in Health Facilities Management. The article can be found here:

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Pharmacy design projects by Bernstein & Associates, Architects  are featured on:
www.bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/ (Pharmacy Design by Bernstein & Assoc., Architects)
www.twitter.com/pharmacydesign (Pharmacy Design on Twitter)
www.pharmacydesign.org (the Pharmacy Design website)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design (Pharmacy Design on LinkedIn)
https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/ (Pharmacy Design on Facebook)
www.usp797.org (USP 797 news, USP 797 education, and USP 797 vendors)
www.usp800.guru (USP 800 news, USP 800 education, and USP 800 vendors)

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:

New York (Headquarters)
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd Street - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

Additional ways to follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects, include:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

Pharmacy Design Feasibility Study

Pharmacy design architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/) recently completed a feasibility study for a hospital pharmacy in New York.

The feasibility study looked at redesign of an existing hospital pharmacy address compliance with USP 797 and USP 800. The study looked at the details of creating a state-of-the-art ISO 7 compounding suite, with both hazardous compounding and non-hazardous compounding.

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com):

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm's founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, and has designed over (35) hospital pharmacies in the last 10 years, which have included USP 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm's principal --- William N. Bernstein, AIA --- is a well-known architect of pharmacies. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and construction including USP 797 compliant pharmacies.

USP 800 compliant pharmacy design is also a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects. The firm currently has (11) projects in the design and construction phase designed to comply with USP 800.

A new article on the architectural design of USP 800 compliant pharmacies was published in Health Facilities Management. The article can be found here:

http://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/2526-handling-hazardous-drugs-in-health-care

Pharmacy design projects by Bernstein & Associates, Architects  are featured on:
www.bernarch.com/healthcare-design-pharmacy/ (Pharmacy Design by Bernstein & Assoc., Architects)
www.twitter.com/pharmacydesign (Pharmacy Design on Twitter)
www.pharmacydesign.org (the Pharmacy Design website)
https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacy-design (Pharmacy Design on LinkedIn)
https://www.facebook.com/pharmacydesigns/ (Pharmacy Design on Facebook)
www.usp797.org (USP 797 news, USP 797 education, and USP 797 vendors)
www.usp800.guru (USP 800 news, USP 800 education, and USP 800 vendors)

For more information about healthcare and hospital design and construction, including pharmacy design and pharmacy construction, contact Bernstein & Associates, Architects at:

New York (Headquarters)
Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd Street - 17th Floor
New York, NY 10168
T: 212-463-8200
F: 888-214-0670
Email: info@bernarch.com
Also in Hartford, Princeton, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles

Additional ways to follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects, include:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/

Detox Facility Design Feasibility Study

Bernstein & Associates, Architects recently completed a detox facility design feasibility study for a hospital in New York.

The project involved the renovation of an existing, inpatient, detox facility within a hospital.

Detox, short for detoxification, is the first step of the drug or alcohol abuse treatment process. Abstinence is a prerequisite for recovery. Detox is the process of the body becoming drug free and therefore abstinent. Withdrawal is a natural part of detox. It is a necessary process that the body goes through when it is dependent on a substance. Alcohol Detoxification treatment, includes abstinence from alcohol in a controlled environment and close monitoring of vital signs and any withdrawal symptoms.

For examples of the design of alcoholism treatment facility design by Bernstein & Associates, Architects, please see http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-alcoholism-treatment/

For examples of the design of drug treatment facility design by Bernstein & Associates, Architects, please see http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-drug-treatment/

About Healthcare Architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects:

Healthcare architecture firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com) is known for innovative healthcare planning, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, and healthcare interior design.

Additional ways to follow the firm's Healthcare design philosophy and healthcare design news, is through the firm’s healthcare design blog at www.bernarch.blogspot.com, as well as the firm’s healthcare design Twitter account at www.twitter.com/Hospitals,
https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects.

For more information about healthcare planning, healthcare architecture, healthcare equipment planning, and healthcare interior design, please contact:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd St, - 17th Floor,  New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212-463-8200
Email: info@bernarch.com
www.bernarch.com
New York – Hartford – Charlottesville - Los Angeles

Rehabilitation Facility Design Feasibility Study

Bernstein & Associates, Architects recently completed a rehabilitation facility design feasibility study for a hospital in New York.

The project involved the renovation of an existing, inpatient, rehabilitation facility within a hospital.

The program is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. Program practices are defined by OASAS and The Joint Commission.

This program serves adults over the age of eighteen (18) who present with drug and/or alcohol related conditions. Potential patients may also present with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, major depression etc.

For examples of the design of rehabilitation facilities by Bernstein & Associates, Architects, please see http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-rehabilitation-alcohol-narcotics-physical-therapy-occupational-therapy-recreation-therapy/

About Healthcare Architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects:

Healthcare architecture firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com) is known for innovative healthcare planning, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, and healthcare interior design.

Additional ways to follow the firm's Healthcare design philosophy and healthcare design news, is through the firm’s healthcare design blog at www.bernarch.blogspot.com, as well as the firm’s healthcare design Twitter account at www.twitter.com/Hospitals,
https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects.

For more information about healthcare planning, healthcare architecture, healthcare equipment planning, and healthcare interior design, please contact:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd St, - 17th Floor,  New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212-463-8200
Email: info@bernarch.com
www.bernarch.com
New York – Hartford – Charlottesville - Los Angeles

Emergency Department Design Feasibility Study

Bernstein & Associates, Architects recently completed an emergency department design feasibility study for a hospital in New York.

The emergency department is a key aspect of the functioning of a modern hospital. It accounts for a large percentage of admissions, and is integrated with all of the departments in the hospital. These facilities can have huge swings in patient population, and despite earlier predictions, ER visits continue to rise.

Common goals in any ER renovation, including this one, will be: reduce wait time, reduce percentage of patients who leave without having been seen, increase patient and staff safety and comfort, and use technology effectively in making this department in providing more efficient and better care.

Scope of work envisioned in this feasibility study includes: general construction, demolition, concrete, millwork, windows/glass,doors & hardware, drywall/ceilings, ceramic tile, flooring, painting, specialties, window treatments, fire protection, plumbing, hvac, and electrical.

The consulting work was well received by our hospital client.

For more information about emergency department design, emergency department planning, emergency department architecture, and emergency department interior design, go to http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-emergency-departments/.

About Healthcare Architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects:

Healthcare architecture firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com) is known for innovative healthcare planning, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, and healthcare interior design.

Additional ways to follow the firm's Healthcare design philosophy and healthcare design news, is through the firm’s healthcare design blog at www.bernarch.blogspot.com, as well as the firm’s healthcare design Twitter account at www.twitter.com/Hospitals,
https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects.

For more information about healthcare planning, healthcare architecture, healthcare equipment planning, and healthcare interior design, please contact:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd St, - 17th Floor,  New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212-463-8200
Email: info@bernarch.com
www.bernarch.com
New York – Hartford – Charlottesville - Los Angeles

CPEP Design Feasibility Study

Bernstein & Associates, Architects recently completed a CPEP design feasibility study for a hospital in New York.

CPEP stands for Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, and is a specific type of psychiatric ER program which is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health.

In creating the CPEP program, OMH had the following objectives: “timely triage, assessments, and interventions; controlling inpatient admissions; providing crisis intervention in the community; and providing linkages to other services.”

The CPEP program has succeeded, per OMH, in “alleviating overcrowding in general medical emergency rooms, providing alternatives to inpatient admissions, and serving individuals in crisis in their own communities.”

The CPEP program involves four concepts, as promulgated by OMH:
- “Hospital-based crisis intervention services in the emergency room, including triage, referral, and psychiatric and medical evaluations and assessments”
- “Extended observation beds in the hospital to provide for extended evaluation, assessment, or stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms for up to 72 hours”
- “Crisis outreach services in the community, including clinical assessment and crisis intervention treatment”
- “Crisis residence services in the community for temporary residential and other necessary support services for up to five consecutive days.”

Also per OMH, “a major objective of the CPEP is to provide psychiatric emergency care recipients with timely services …more rapid triage and assessment that would decrease overcrowding and reduce long waiting times”                                                                                                                                            
Scope of work envisioned in this feasibility study includes: general construction, demolition, concrete, millwork, windows/glass,doors & hardware, drywall/ceilings, ceramic tile, flooring, painting, specialties, window treatments, fire protection, plumbing, hvac, and electrical.

The consulting work was well received by our hospital client.

Design of behavioral healthcare space --- including CPEP's --- is a specialty of both Bernstein & Associates Architects (http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-behavioral-health/) and the Behavioral Healthcare Architecture Group (http://bharchgroup.com/). Recent behavioral healthcare design publications featuring these two firms include:

An article in Health Facilities Management entitled "Behavioral health design regulations - Codes, Guidelines and Resources that Promote Best Practices"
(http://www.hfmmagazine.com/display/HFM-news-article.dhtmldcrPath=/templatedata/HF_Common/NewsArticle/data/HFM/Magazine/2015/Jan/compliance-design-guidelines-behavioral-health)

A cover article in Health Facilities Management entitled "Building Better Behavioral Health Care Facilities - New Designs for Behavioral Health Care Facilities have Become an Integral Part of the Patient Experience"
(http://www.hfmmagazine.com/display/HFM-news-article.dhtml?dcrPath=/templatedata/HF_Common/NewsArticle/data/HFM/Magazine/2015/Jun/behavioral-health-care-open-design)

About Healthcare Architect Bernstein & Associates, Architects:

Healthcare architecture firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com) is known for innovative healthcare planning, healthcare design, healthcare architecture, and healthcare interior design.

Additional ways to follow the firm's Healthcare design philosophy and healthcare design news, is through the firm’s healthcare design blog at www.bernarch.blogspot.com, as well as the firm’s healthcare design Twitter account at www.twitter.com/Hospitals,
https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/, and https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects.

For more information about healthcare planning, healthcare architecture, healthcare equipment planning, and healthcare interior design, please contact:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 E 42nd St, - 17th Floor,  New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212-463-8200
Email: info@bernarch.com
www.bernarch.com
New York – Hartford – Charlottesville - Los Angeles

Ambulatory Surgery Center Design Feasibility Study

Healthcare architecture firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com) recently completed a feasibility for upgrades to an existing, hospital-based ambulatory surgery center in New York.

The proposed upgrade included architectural improvements, mechanical/electrical infrastructure, and new clinical OR equipment.

The firm has extensive experience with:
- ambulatory surgery design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-ambulatory-surgery-centers/
- office-based surgery design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design-office-based-surgery/
- healthcare design: http://bernarch.com/healthcare-design/

For more information about healthcare design, including ambulatory surgery design, please contact us at:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects
122 East 42nd Street - 17th Floor, New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212-463-8200
Email: info@bernarch.com
www.bernarch.com
New York - Hartford - Hartford - Charlottesville - Los Angeles

Additional ways to follow Bernstein & Associates, Architects, include:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernsteinarch
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Blogger: http://bernarch.blogspot.com/
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bernstein-&-associates-architects
Bernstein & Associates, Architects on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bernsteinarchitects/