Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Talking Toilets: The Evolution of the Inpatient Restroom
Director of Medical Planning, Page
Director, Clinical Planning and Design Corporate Facilities & Construction, Houston Methodist
Construction Planning Coordinator, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Patient Room Restrooms are something every architect and owner spends time considering and designing. After 15 years, and 6 bed tower projects for Houston Methodist we have had the unique ability to continually develop a restroom model. Big and small changes were made and tested over time for an ever-evolving restroom model. These lessons learned came through input from diverse user groups and patients across Houston Methodist healthcare system. We will discuss the many iterations of the evolved restroom. Looking at general location of the restroom in relation to headwall regarding travel distance vs. useable wall space, down to the ideal drain type and location for both patient maneuverability and aesthetics. Storage is a constant challenge and we will look at the niches for utilitarian use and shelving for patient use and satisfaction. The team will discuss their best current solutions, as well as share their thoughts about continued evolution and future directions.