Spyrow said the pandemic also showed the stressful conditions staff sometimes work under. As they look to a new facility, she said they plan to include more staff-centered spaces where a nurse might be able to step away and take a breath.
Simply put, Tinkle said the way medical facilities are designed has changed a lot in the last 50 years.
“So you’ll see a lot more open air, you know, more light, bright spaces,” Tinkle said of the new hospital. “That has certainly changed over 50 years from a health perspective.”
Once it is built out, the whole campus will include more than just the new hospital.
For one, the campus will include buildings to house other medical partners, labs and offices for research and development, and a conference center.
Additionally, the campus will also include a mixed use development that Tinkle said will bring a combination of commercial buildings with residential living space above shops.
That area will be a “live, work, eat, play kind of concept, but with a real focus on wellness,” Tinkle said.
The housing will provide homes for NAH employees as well as other Flagstaff residents who have nothing to do with the hospital. That will also include hotels to accommodate those who may travel from out of town to seek care at the facility, and their families.