Hilary Completes Leadership Olathe

Hilary is officially a graduate of Leadership Olathe 2019! Leadership Olathe is a professional development course offered by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. The course included 8 full day sessions over a 4 month period where the class learned about everything from how our city government works to what their personal leadership style and skills are. Each year, the Leadership Olathe class chooses a charitable organization within Olathe to help. the 2019 class chose to benefit Inclusion Connections. This orginazation provides education, job training, and life skills to youths and young adults with special needs. Inclusion Connections has a storefront called Pawsabilities where they sell home ma

University Hospital Unifies Campus Aesthetic with Visioning Process

When we started the design of the West Wing Addition at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, we knew we were facing several challenges. Besides the usual concerns of phasing, limited site access, and significant street closures, we had a campus that did not have a unified, consistent aesthetic. Over the years, there had been a number of additions, which took on a life of their own. It didn’t seem possible to unify all the different visuals, so we began our visioning process with one main goal: What does the future look like? The most recent hospital addition was completed in 2013 and was the newest aesthetic. While it was clearly the favorite amongst hospital leadership, it was on the

Welcome, Lance!

Lance White has recently joined our growing team! He comes to us with 16 years of experience in the field and actually worked with Kurt at a previous firm for a number of years. We are so excited to bring him and his skill set to BCDG. Lance is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and lives in Belton, Missouri with his wife. In his spare time, you can find him visiting his daughter at OU and enjoying some Sooner sporting events or working on his next big fireworks show. Welcome, Lance, we are so glad you are here!!

New Operational Models Transform Traditional Emergency Department Design

To serve more patients, hospitals are rethinking their emergency department design. Instead of relying heavily on a large waiting room to house guests, they are exploring new operational models that require spaces that are non-traditional. Although the new process varies from facility to facility, it often looks like this: Patients are seen upon entry by a provider, who can perform an immediate triage. At this point, a quick registration process occurs, generally in the same space as triage is performed. Then, patients move to a treatment room, rather than the waiting room. The bulk of these activities happen in one or two places. In the past, guests would have moved back and forth between f

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