The Emergency Department. The unending movement. People with constant urgency. Emergency departments run the gamut of human emotion. A space that has a big responsibility in maximizing productivity while easing stress. All the while serving as the front door to the hospital.
Focused on contributing to a high quality of life in their community and creating a place that enriches, uplifts and inspires the human spirit, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound is part of a high-density, new urban town center development. Located on a heavily wooded site, the 180,000-square-foot, 96-bed hospital concept is about balancing nature and culture. The site-driven design centers on outdoor rooms consisting of tree preservation parks, outdoor dining, entry courtyard and terrace. They promote healing connections to nature at waiting rooms, public spaces and patient rooms. Inspired by the forms, textures and colors of regional stone and botanicals, the sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere is conducive to a sense of well-being. A floor dedicated to labor/delivery, postpartum, and a nursery creates a sanctuary for women, newborns and their families. Creative planning consistent with client-driven operational strategy optimizes the value of each space with flexible swing rooms between the emergency department, prep/recovery and PACU. Reflecting commitment to energy-efficient and sustainable design objectives, the facility is the first hospital in Flower Mound to achieve LEED Silver Certification and is the first LEED project for Texas Health Resources. The hospital is a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and local physicians through a partnership developed by Texas Health Partners.