The City of Conroe has seen a dramatic increase in its population as the Woodlands area of Greater Houston expanded. The Lonestar Family Health team wanted to serve this growing population, and so the team built a new primary hub in the Conroe area designed to accommodate their increased patient load and engage with a larger portion of the Conroe community. The Lonestar Family Health Center, a distinctive, modern medical home model healthcare facility, provided quality, patient-centered care, clear wayfinding and amenities for a broad spectrum of Conroe residents. Though the new clinic space was fairly large, a pod-based design created an intimate feel for patients and enabled coordinated, quality care. The clinic’s entrance featured a large, inviting atrium with natural sun light that guided patients to a single check-in space. From the check-in, patients traveled to one of the five practice area pods. Each pod featured a fifteen person waiting room that created the feel of a smaller, private care doctor’s office. The pods’ were located in close proximity to one another. Patients who needed to see more than one doctor that day had a simple journey to another part of the Health Center. Interconnected staff space between pods allowed Lonestar physicians to quickly conference and provide coordinated personalized care. This sort of convenient, patient-friendly design was also incorporated into the buildings’ community-oriented service offerings as well.
We believe that the built environment impacts quality of life. From arrival to diagnosis, we our sensitive to the patient journey and incorporate the latest research related to improving their experience and outcomes.
We approach healthcare design by partnering with you and your team to identify the needs of staff, patients and their families. From the equipment and regulations to interior spaces and parking facilities, we understand the operational, clinical and financial objectives to ultimately provide a facility that is beautiful, compassionate and intuitive.