JPS Emergency Department Split-Flow Renovation

Fort Worth, Texas/10,000 square feet

Following a system-wide facilities utilization analysis, BOKA Powell recommended that JPS Health Network renovate the existing Emergency Department at its main Fort Worth campus to facilitate more efficient care for non-acute patients. This effective splitting of ED patient flow was achieved under a phased build-out to maintain operations. Trauma staff focus on life-threatening cases, while in a separate area, nursing staff quickly address patient needs in an urgent care-style setting. A divisible conference room was created to provide meeting and education space adjacent to the ED. Recommendations called for the renovation of underutilized space to create a reception area and two new consultation rooms where staff assess patients’ conditions in private. Patients requiring enhanced medical attention can easily be transferred to the trauma unit next door. To clarify the new public entrance, “Emergency” signage was relocated above a newly extended vestibule to which security was added.