Reinventing the Academic Medical Center
The article explores strategies and solutions for creating a truly integrated medical center. One option is the Institute Model, which organizes the medical center around specialties or institutes. The author describes the pacesetting implementation of this model at the University of California, San Francisco’s new, integrated hospital campus at Mission Bay. Here, UCSF is creating a new paradigm for healthcare delivery, linked with the university’s research hub. The new, 869,000-square-foot academic medical center will accommodate international centers of excellence for the care of women, children and cancer, for the first time fully integrated with ambulatory services, translational research and teaching.
The Academy Journal is published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). The Journal is the official publication of the AAH and explores subjects of interest to AIA-AAH members and to others involved in the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design and construction.