MEI Architects

ZSFGH Dialysis Department

Project Details

  • Client: San Francisco Department of Public Works
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

The opening of the new Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital allows the former building housing these services to expand the health network’s outpatient care. A new 24-chair Outpatient Hemodialysis and 3-room Peritoneal Dialysis training facility will replace the outdated 13-chair department.

Maximizing visibility—and therefore safety—of patients is the driving force behind the open-plan conceptual design. Low walls throughout the space delineate function without blocking daylight or sightlines. Nurse stations are distributed and supplies are decentralized, prioritizing the patient as the center of care. New, advanced medical equipment compliments the architectural design to create new efficiencies in care delivery. Nature art “supergraphics” are featured throughout the space, providing calming, positive distractions for those receiving numerous hours of care per week.

This new facility—with a patient-centered, efficient care space—will play an important role in the hospital’s overall vision of providing the latest medical technology combined with the most compassionate care.