The first of its kind in the region, the Northeast Freestanding ED acts as a conduit between multiple major hospitals in a developing area.


NCH Northeast Freestanding ED

Fast Facts

  • Naples, FL
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Freestanding Emergency Dept.
  • Physical Rehabilitation Center
  • Outpatient Imaging


Services Provided

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Lean Design
  • Lean Process Improvement

A Focus on Speed to Market
The Northeast Naples region lacked a major medical hub for emergency medical conditions. Client NCH determined to meet the immediate needs of the community, an outpatient Freestanding Emergency Department would be designed and built.

A Gateway to the NCH Healthcare System
The FSED is well-networked to existing NCH Healthcare Hospitals. When a patient arrives at the FSED, the design of the facility promotes instantaneous interaction with medical staff to provide fast-track care. When the patient is able, and if necessary, the patient is then transported to an inpatient facility elsewhere.

A Workflow Tailored for the End User
A Lean Design process identified and invited end users who would ultimately use the completed facility, and based many design decisions on the actual physical and mental needs of staff, patients, and other potential visitors.