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Fast Company: How the Affordable Care Act Is Transforming Health Care Design

Fast Company: How the Affordable Care Act Is Transforming Health Care Design

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already affected the types of healthcare facilities being built and the way they are designed, reports Fast Company in a profile of two new Seattle-area facilities designed by NBBJ.

The Meridian Center for Health enables integrated care teams to serve a low-income community, in accordance with the ACA’s emphasis on preventative care and expanded access. Meanwhile, in nearby Edmonds, an expanded emergency department for Swedish Medical Center is meeting an unexpected ACA-related surge in admissions, with the ability to transition into ambulatory care in the future.