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Work Backward When Outfitting for GI
Pay careful attention to the behind-the-scenes spaces during endoscopy-expansion efforts.
Suraj Soudagar
Publish Date: February 3, 2021   |  Tags:   Facility Construction and Design
WIGGLE ROOM Physicians should have at least 300 to 400 square feet in a GI suite, so they have complete access around the patient.   |   All photos provided by Tennessee Valley Eye Center

Healthcare professionals often take their cues from the hospitality industry when designing new facilities. They want patients to be happy with the care experience, so they jazz up entrances, creating bigger and welcoming waiting areas with a wow factor. If you're renovating your existing GI center or building an entirely new space, avoid the understandable temptation to pour resources into the lobby, exterior and eye-catching extras. Instead, focus on function over form by creating back-of-the-building spaces that won't impress patients, but will help your facility run smoothly, safely and smartly.

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