Mayo Clinic Outpatient Dialysis Center*
*Previous Personal Experience of Stephen Reinel
The new Dialysis Center on the Mayo Clinic Campus is a cutting-edge design for outpatient dialysis. The healthcare architect interviewed the clinicians, administrators and several dialysis patients to gain an understanding of the issues and concerns of each of the groups.
The new facility is a 15,500sf single-story building with 24 individual patient treatment stations grouped in 6 pods of 4 – the number of patients each care giver is responsible for. Technicians each have a nurse sub-station within their pod and there is a central nurse’s station for monitoring, medication distribution, nourishment and charting. Each patient cubicle is separated by low walls with glass for visual and acoustic privacy while preserving unrestricted views of all patients by staff.
The new facility had to be designed and built within 18 months. The team was challenged with designing low maintenance but high quality water and chemical distribution systems for the dialysis process and assisting with revamped protocol for infection control. The building opened on time and was met with accolades for the way it responded to age-old privacy and infection control issues as well as for its welcoming and functional layout and appearance.
Role in Project:
Stephen Reinel – Principal-in-Charge
Healthcare Design Architect
Plans & Specifications
Conducted/Attended Preconstruction Meetings
Preparation of Change Orders