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Cameron Campbell & Daejin Kim

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

Cameron Campbell, AIA, associate professor of architecture, and Daejin Kim, EDAC, assistant professor of interior design, co-presented “Micro-hospitals: Design for Inclusive Healthcare Delivery” with Libby Funke, AIA, LEED AP, medical planner with Shive-Hattery Inc., and Todd Wehr, AIA, NCARB, Shive-Hattery healthcare architect and group leader, at the 2022 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo Oct. 8–11 in San Antonio, Texas.

Micro-hospitals represent the next evolutionary step toward inclusive healthcare delivery in that they can provide a wide range of accessible and convenient medical services in underserved (and often rural) communities. In order to develop creative design solutions to address various problems in a micro-hospital, Campbell and Kim developed an interdisciplinary healthcare design studio with professional partners from Shive-Hattery, working together over two years. The team shared the current case study and design strategies of a micro-hospital based on an evidence-based design approach. The audience learned about the unique challenges in designing micro-hospital for inclusive healthcare delivery in underserved communities.