Quality | Safety | Performance

 

Our modular solution is not in the same category as modified shipping containers. Rather, it re-imagines the very way we can design and fabricate clinical environments to meet or exceed the higher levels of quality and safety that hospitals require.

Critical to Quality Features

The room features are driven by years of Evidence-based Design research that have been proven to increase staff and patient safety and improve clinical outcomes in the areas of Infection Control, Work Efficacy, Deployment, Visibility, and Well-being.
 

The STAAT Mod™ was developed and tested through Virtual Reality (VR) simulation exercises by experts, including critical care nurses trained in COVID-19 protocols, a hospital environment specialist in infection control, and Lean process engineers for workflow design.
 

  1. Clearance around bed provides for safe transfer, portable dx, and staff work zone
  2. Family and rehab space provide zone for family and recliner for patient vertical mobility
  3. Deployed meds, supplies that are common are in-room for ease, with less used items stored centrally
  4. Charting is done in room with mobile carts, as well as outside in corridor
  5. Safe transport is made possible by door and corridor width
  6. Ambulation to toilet is made safe through visualization and clearance for aide
  7. Headwall clearance for staff, equipment, and connections to gasses with easy disconnection
  8. Visualization of the patient and view of patient’s head can reduce mortality rates
  9. Collaboration zone in corridor alcove allows communication while mitigating noise
  10. Donning in Alcove allows for handwashing and donning of PPE prior to entering room
  11. Doffing in room next to sink for removal and disposal of PPE and handwash before entering clean corridor
  12. Exterior windows and daylight reduce staff stress and provide daylight and views that improve healing

Support Space Features

The support space, paired with the inpatient rooms, is what makes the STAAT Mod a fully functional critical care inpatient unit.

Support Space Features

Mechanical Enclosure

Support Space Features

Electrical Room and IT Closet

Support Space Features

Patient rooms with deployed nurse server, charting, and donning and doffing space in corridor

Support Space Features

Nourishment, lab specimen collection, and 8-bed family waiting zone

Support Space Features

8-Bed entry, team collaboration zone, staff toilet room and shower, and medication distribution

Support Space Features

16-bed entry, dedicated staff lounge, administrative room, and family waiting space

Support Space Features

Meds distribution, team collaboration zone, and staff and public toilet rooms (16-Bed)

Support Space Features

Soiled utility, janitor's closet, and materials management

Support Space Features

Storage, clean utility, and equipment storage

Engineering Systems

For those interested in the nuts and bolts of the system design, here is a high-level look at what each unit integrates into the design:

Mechanical
The key attribute of the STAAT Mod 2.0 HVAC system is that it provides high air change rates of HEPA filtered air and is adaptable to either negatively pressurized rooms or neutrally pressurized rooms, to accommodate multiple patient types. High air change rates play an important part in removing infectious air particles. HEPA filtration of the return air enables the air to be safely recirculated. The ability to maintain the patient room at negative pressure, in accordance with Airborne Infectious Isolation (AII) room requirements, helps to ensure the safety for staff located outside the room.

When in the AII mode, the HVAC system accomplishes this by recirculating more than 12 air changes per hour, while exhausting approximately 3-4 air changes per room, pulling air under the door into the patient room in order to protect staff in adjacent work areas outside the room. The HVAC system incorporates an airflow design featuring HEPA filtration of the recirculated air and MERV 14 filtration of the supply air.

  • Packaged rooftop unit
  • Supply / return distribution
  • Prefilter and final filter on supply side
  • HEPA filtered return air
  • Humidifier
  • Electric heating coil
  • Basic control package
  • 4 rooms per thermostat (single zone system)
  • Dedicated mechanical space

Mechanical Optional add-ons:

  • Individual room control through use of VAV System
  • Additional control points (VAV boxes, pressure indicator, etc)
  • RO water treatment for makeup water for humidifiers
  • Enhanced building automation system (multiple levels of enhancement)
  • Integration with existing facility BAS

Electrical
The STAAT Mod is provided with normal and essential power systems and associated distribution. A complete lighting, power, and system design applicable to a universal ICU design is included. The basis of design for the STAAT Mod requires connection to a utility source and communications infrastructure.

Depending on site capabilities, an additional primary power module and on-site generator can be provided.

  • 480/277V distribution
  • Service entrance rated utility panel, essential systems distribution panel, transfer switches, and all other associated required distribution
  • Distribution includes infrastructure to accommodate normal, life safety, critical, and equipment branch power
  • All receptacles, faceplates, and wiring
  • Hardwired connections to equipment, as applicable
  • Lighting, lighting controls, and associated wiring
  • IT rooms with two racks ready for servers and plywood on walls
  • Data outlets, cabling, and terminations
  • Basic nursecall system and associated devices (basis of design, facility specific to be furnished by site)
  • Fire alarm system and devices (basis of design, facility specific to be furnished by site)
  • ICU level normal, emergency, and LV headwall devices at patient bed
  • Dedicated electrical and IT rooms

Optional Electrical add-ons:

  • Upsize distribution for additional beds if additional future expansion is planned
  • Additional breakers for additional beds if future expansion is planned
  • Additional decorative lighting
  • Remote patient observation
  • Enhanced controls, enhanced nurse call, lighting, room function, and entertainment solutions
  • Enhanced security options, cameras, hardware, and remote connections
  • Remote monitoring of building systems
  • Design / Specification of technology rack equipment to coordinate with existing system

Plumbing
Each unit is equipped with proper handwashing facilities and with plumbing fixtures needed to provide for patient and staff care. A combined cold-water service is piped into a plumbing water room where it divides to serve both plumbing domestic water and fire protection. Each service is piped to receive utility water meters as required by the jurisdiction and contains required backflow protection. Centralized water heaters provide a fully recirculated domestic hot water loop throughout the modules. The plumbing fixtures all drain via a gravity sanitary waste system, which can be connected to the site utilities or a holding tank, for periodic removal. The sanitary waste system runs under the floor through the structural supports, and is heat traced.

Depending on site capabilities, domestic water source and/or sanitary holding tank can be provided for an additional cost.

  • Connection for incoming water service with backflow prevention
  • Domestic water booster pumps (if required)
  • Natural gas water heater, with second electric water heater for redundancy
  • Sanitary system prepared for connection to existing sewer
  • Distribution piping
  • Sanitary piping
  • Water softening system
  • Fire sprinkler distribution, piping, and concealed heads
  • Fire Department connection
  • Dedicated plumbing room

Optional Plumbing add-ons:

  • RO Water System

Medical Gas
In order to provide patients with a critical care environment, medical gas systems consisting of medical air, medical vacuum, and oxygen are provided, with outlets incorporated into the patient room headwall and the systems fully piped for distribution. Each tier is connected to a site’s medical gas infrastructure.

If there is not capacity in existing system, a separate C-Can, containing a medical air compressor, medical vacuum pump, and a manifolded oxygen tank or micro-bulk system can be provided for an additional cost

  • Connection to site source for O², Med Air, and VAC
  • Pre-piped distribution in units
  • Control / Alarm panels (ZVB, AAP, MAP)
  • Medical gas outlets ICU quantities (3) O², (2) Med Air, and (3) VAC

Optional Plumbing add-ons:

  • Some specialty manufacturers may require additional services

Value Added Options

 
Several options are available to improve flexibility, usability, experience, and performance. These include the system options already described, and a number of design options.

Window Options

 
The base module includes one window in every patient room. There is an optional to add an additional window to each patient room for additional daylighting.

One window

 

Two windows

 

Exterior Façade Panel Options

Based on the context of your existing campus, a variety of color options are available for the exterior panels to better integrate with your brand.

Base color

 

Colored panels (optional)

Base Signage and Wayfinding


Navigation and orientation are critical components for an efficient work experience in any clinic. A family of signs has been designed by our partner, Adrenaline, which may be produced and incorporated into the design to add clarity and simplify wayfinding.
 
These include color coded wing (MOD) identification signage, patient room signage, and standard directional signage. MOD and patient room signage may be created in custom colors and branding (optional).

Environmental Graphics

 
Environmental graphics are provided as options to elevate the patient experience, providing a sense of calm, or a positive distraction. Depending on the view, graphic selection may serve as the main focal point or as a framework for an already soothing view. Two options are offered to provide an optimal visual experience to promote healing and serenity. Colors correspond to the wayfinding signage themes for a coordinated, holistic approach to environmental graphic design.
 
Research shows that nature has a positive impact for the wellbeing of both patients and staff. The staff lounge has an unencumbered wall that is ideal for placement of graphics, creating a place of respite and positive distraction. Based on preference and context, several graphic options are available to design a unique environment where staff can briefly escape the stresses of their day.
 
All environmental graphics are printed on vinyl and meet all patient room sanitation and cleanability guidelines.

Patient Room Set A


The first set of images will frame the window in muted tones to complement the exterior view connecting with nature. The image is derived from the natural environment, in balance with the outdoor scene.

Patient Room Set B


The second set graphics are taken from nature but more abstract in style, creating a comforting distraction for the patient when exterior perspective is less visually pleasing. Even with window shades drawn, the patient will be presented with a curative experience to draw them in as they recover.

Staff Room

Option A

Staff Room

Option B

Staff Room

Option C

Contact

Product Information:

Leann Dockins | HGA | T: 414.278.3307 | M: 708.261.7974 | E: LDockins@hga.com
Alison Fiebig | The Boldt Company | T: 920.225.6216 | M: 920.915.4389 | E: Alison.Fiebig@boldt.com
 

Finance:

Jake Garro | Boldt Holdings | T: 262.357.1604 | E: Jake.Garro@boldt.com
(financing options available)
 

Media Inquiries:

Michelle Nelsen | HGA | P: 612.758.4407 | E: MNelsen@hga.com
Mary Schmidt | The Boldt Company | P: 920.284.7165 | E: mkschmidt@centurytel.net