b'Murray explains that wayfinding and easy navigation were also vital elements in the design of Southwell Medical. A concourse model was developed that allows patient and visitor traffic to be separated from staff circulation, which creates a better experience, she says. This concourse layout also helps visitors and patients easily find the various departments in the hospital, reducing the stress that can often come about when trying to navigate the hallways of a hospital.SOUTHWELL MEDICAL The family engagement aspect is accomplished with sofa sleepers in each patients room, as well as amenities throughout the hospital for visiting family members. There is a retail dining area and a front porch on the hospital side, says Murray. In the nursing home, several living areas are provided that allow residents to socialize with each other and also family members.Working TogetherWhile providing a full spectrum of wellness services, hospitals are also an integral part of a communitys economic viability.SOUTHWELL MEDICALDorman extends appreciation to the Adel and Cook County community for its support in making the new facility a reality.We would be remiss if we did not express our sincere gratitude to the individuals and entities who made the services at this plaza a reality, says Dorman. We appreciate the efforts of the Hospital Authority ofSupporting Southwell Tift County, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the mayor and council forMedical and developing the the City of Adel, the Cook County Economicnew replacement facility Development Commission, and the Adel Industrial Development Authority. Thehelps our health system fulfill replacement facility for Southwell Medicalits mission. is a true example of a strong and successful public-private partnership, and for that, we- CHRIS DORMANare very grateful. 50 SG MAGAZINE| FALL 2019 BUSINESS + CULTURE51'