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TOLEDO, Ohio, January 9, 2015 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that 2 employees earned professional registrations and 5 employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2015 planning year. Attainment of professional licensure is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as providing paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once a staff member has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.
Craig Pickerel, project manager and architect at SSOE Group, is featured in this article recently published in Healthcare Design Magazine. The article focuses on the growing trend of emergency department (ED) expansion and the latest variations in healthcare facility design used to accommodate the operational changes and improve the end-user experience.
EDs, by design, offer rapid and diversified care, and are typically the first — sometimes only — space within a hospital a patient experiences. Quite often, EDs are the “introduction to the hospital for patients,” says Pickerel, also sharing his notion that “a well-maintained space can transform the perception of care.” Warm colors, inviting entries, and the right lobby décor can become a differentiator in the increasingly competitive emergency care market.
With a wide spectrum of care required, an unceasingly high volume of patients, and emerging competition, many organizations are responding by making significant changes operationally to better serve. Some adaptations include implementing a ‘fast-track care’ approach and positioning physicians up front to better assess patients upon arrival — utilizing space while still controlling the environment, improving care and comfort without sacrificing functionality. The designs of these spaces are being modified to more easily integrate these kinds of trends, reevaluating components such as layout, aesthetics, equipment, and furnishings to more effectively treat the varied needs of patients, while also providing a warmer experience to them.