611 Abbott Medical Office Building


Salinas, CA

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WRD Architects partnered with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System to design a two-story medical office building complete with luxuriant landscaping throughout the site, including mature olive trees at the front entry and a rooftop garden accessible to all building users.  The ground floor houses a physical therapy space, which includes an MRI unit and a therapy spa.  The upper floor features nurse training and administrative areas, along with a state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab.   The lab includes a control room, two simulation areas and debriefing rooms.

“Simulation has been used for many years in aviation, the military and in medicine,” said Rachel Failano, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Simulation/Skills Lab Coordinator, “but it is new territory for nursing, and in a non-teaching hospital setting in particular. It adds an entirely new dimension to learning. We can create specific patient care environments and scenarios using high-fidelity, human simulators, rather than patients, to learn the most effective and safest ways to respond in situations.”

Outside the medical facility, Bio Swales, treatment systems, sediment filters, and grease interceptors were designed to treat and control stormwater from parking lots.


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