Size: 251, 662 square feet Acute Care Hospital
88,735 square feet Outpatient Clinic
The Santa Fe Medical Center is Presbyterian’s newest medical facility to serve the Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico Communities. The project consists of an Acute Care Hospital and Outpatient Clinical Offices. For Presbyterian, the goal of the project was to improve the quality of healthcare services, enhance the patient experience, and lower the cost of care. The design team understood the role played by the architects and interior designers to specify flooring products that will live up to the client’s goals.
Santa Fe Medical Center required flooring for the Emergency Department, Medical Surgical Unit, Clinical Doctor’s offices and a Physical therapy Gym. The project also includes waiting areas for the families of the patients as well as Administrative Offices. The decision to use the Tarkett family of flooring products and accessories was easy in that the product offering contained a solution for each unique area.
At the core of selecting products for this facility was the ability to clean and maintain the flooring materials in high traffic areas used 24/7. The need to disinfect these products quickly, as rooms are turned over, is critical in controlling hospital acquired infections and controlling the cost of care. Tarkett has demonstrated their product’s durability over the years in other Presbyterian facilities throughout the State of New Mexico. It was an easy decision to stay with Tarkett as a proven manufacturer.
The broad selection of patterns and colors offered by Tarkett allowed the design team to create visual cues along hallways and distinguish one floor from another in the development of the way finding program. Soft wood tones allows for a warm, comfortable feeling on the Medical Surgery Units enhancing the patient experience.
Including Tarkett as part of the design team for Santa Fe Medical Center was a straightforward decision. The quality of their products, up to the minute design solutions, and the ease of working with a world class company who understands the importance of meeting client demands and schedules made for a positive and successful project for all involved.