To do RiverStone Health Clinic’s $11 million expansion and renovation right, John Felton, who leads the county’s public health agency, called upon a team of experts — those who care for the 16,000 patients served in the South Side facility — to help design the most efficient and useful clinic they could.
During an open house from 4 p.m. through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, the public will get to see the fruits of their labor. Tours will launch every 15 minutes, with speeches commencing at 5 p.m.
Medical staff will begin seeing patients in the facility’s 48 new exam rooms Monday, Jan. 22.
“I probably had less input than anyone on campus,” Felton said Thursday during a sneak preview. “These are the folks who do the work, so they’re the ones who spent hours and hours with the architects and the design team.”
The design team used a “spaghetti diagram” based on employees’ actual daily steps, which were carefully tracked, to design a clinic that would cut down on extra legwork and locate important services — such as X-ray — centrally and conveniently.
About 100 of RiverStone Health’s 380 staff helped design the place, and staff pulled $510,000 from their own…