Design of the wound center included an interdisciplinary team of diverse consultants (architect, interior designer, MEP/IT engineers, landscape architect, and hyperbaric chamber equipment vendor) partnered with IU Health stakeholders (clinical & administrative leaders/user, registration, environmental services, supply chain, facilities, equipment planners and IT/IS) to design the project to align with the strategic priorities of an integrated center and IU Health’s standards. This team also engaged with the IU School of Medicine research team which included prosthetic researchers and developers, dietitians, and scientists of regenerative medicine and engineering.
Through a LEAN Healthcare Design process used on IU Health projects, input was gained through all the involved parties, efficiencies were explored, and solutions were tested. The Design team utilized 3D virtual tours of the project during design to allow user groups to experience the space and make informed design decisions for patient experience, staff efficiency, and detailed design details. The IU Health interior finish standards were applied to the project which provided a very clean yet comfortable environment for the patients. For patients dealing with infections and wound healing, this was critical.