Healthcare Facility and Hospital Design and Planning

STERIS has a professionally staffed Systems Planning Department to assist owners, architects, and healthcare facility planners in the design of specific hospital departments, proper placement of equipment, and even hospital expansion. This service has been rendered on thousands of projects around the world and has affected more than half of the hospitals in the United States.

Our professionals possess an average of 25 years experience in hospital and health care facility planning and design. Services range from simple equipment placement and single room layouts to entire department design, including operating room design. Drawings can be provided from free-hand sketches to elaborate computer-generated detail plans.

While assisting in health care facility and hospital design and/or hospital expansion, the Systems Planning Department can assist in identifying proper materials handling techniques; determining optimum work flows; recommending space allocations and relationships; integrating patient, staff, and material flows; and determining the equipment mixes best suited to particular functions.

 Our planning experience is extensive in the following areas:

  • Sterile Processing Departments
  • Surgical Suites
  • Gastrointestinal Environment
  • Freestanding Surgical Facilities
  • Material Management Systems
  • Surgical Instrument Rooms
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Departments
  • Patient Care Facilities
  • Utility Areas
  • Office Spaces

Architectural Seminars

The STERIS Architectural Seminar program is a flexible, custom presentation program designed to inform and educate healthcare facility planners on a wide range of issues. This service has grown in popularity over the past several years and has fast gained a reputation as informative and worthwhile.

Each program is customized to the particular interests of the group, their experience level and their objectives. The sessions can be arranged for lunch hours, evenings, mornings, or afternoons. They range in length from one hour to four hours. Subject matter includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

Design Considerations for

Sterile Processing Departments 
Surgical Suite
Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
Material Storage and Distribution

  • Decontamination Processes/Alternatives
  • Sterilization Techniques (Steam - E.O.)
  • Equipment Selection/Requirements
  • Productivity (Sizing - Throughput and Life Cycle Analysis)
  • Product Applications
  • Topics Relating to Specific Projects

In addition, STERIS provides training programs at our Mentor, Ohio site, covering all of the above. This has proven most successful for architects and designers with limited experience in healthcare facility planning. Contact us by e-mail for more information.