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One-Stop Outpatient Care

Harris Health System Smith Clinic
Houston, Texas, USA

“The clinic’s expanded resources are expected to reduce waiting times and allow patients to be treated faster than in the past.”

David Lopez
President and CEO, Harris Health System

Harris Health System partnered with HOK’s healthcare designers to develop a state-of-the-art outpatient specialty facility and adopt a new model of clinical care.

Harris Health serves one of America’s fastest-growing urban areas, which includes more than 1.2 million uninsured or underinsured residents.

Intensive workshops with key physicians, clinicians and administrators addressed the challenges of a changing healthcare industry and defined the clinical expansion program. The design – a five-story, 172,000-sq.-ft. facility and adjoining eight-story parking garage on the existing health system administration headquarters site – accommodates the growing demand for outpatient care.

Smith Clinic, Harris Health’s first outpatient specialty facility, offers diagnostic and specialty services including oncology, neurology and dermatology. The facility includes four floors of modular specialty clinics that can be modified to accommodate the each group’s unique clinical needs.

The plan focuses on every aspect of patient comfort, including concierge services and one-stop convenience that allows for better coordination of outpatient care. This shared location ensures speedier diagnoses and enables staff to monitor the outcome of patient visits by staying with them every step of the way.

SIZE

179,200 sq. ft. / 16,650 sq. m.

SERVICES

Architecture
Construction Services
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Medical Planning
Structural Engineering

AWARDS

IFMA Houston – Leading Edge Element Award

74,000

Number of patient visits Smith Clinic is designed to accommodate each year

100

Number of examination rooms

 

NEWS

10 May 2013
“Smith Clinic Wins IFMA Advanced Technology Award”
HOK News

12 September 2012
“Sneak Peek Inside Harris Health System’s New Clinic”
Houston Business Journal