Teamwork Leads to Quick Deployment of COVID-19 Testing Facility on Central Coast

“Thanks for your team’s work on our many lab projects. Not sure you know, but we’ve developed one of the most robust COVID testing platforms in CA. Your team helped make that happen.”

-Mark Allen, Chief Operations Officer, Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria, CA


Project Introduction: Marian Regional Medical Center - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Proposed in August 2019, Dignity Health’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Santa Maria is scheduled to break ground in fall of 2020. With completion expected in spring of 2021, the project will remodel 3,200 square feet of existing medical office space at 1401 East Main St.

The CSU will allow as many as 12 behavioral health patients experiencing mental health crises to receive immediate services for up to 23 hours without, or prior to, admission to an inpatient psychiatric hospital.


Architecture That Heals : Part 2

In our previous blog, we considered innovations that we may see in our public spaces as a result of the recent global COVID-19 pandemic, ways in which we may be able to proactively slow the spread of highly transmittable diseases.

This post will focus on healthcare settings, including long term care facilities, and how they may adapt existing infrastructure to support new public health design needs.

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