Integrating Elevators into Your Hospital's Wayfinding System

Wayfinding is a major concern for every hospital. If you’re responsible for implementing wayfinding systems and improvements in your medical center, then you already understand the importance of easily overlooked details, like designations for elevator banks. Hospitals near Salt Lake City with multiple elevator banks need a way to differentiate them to help patients, staff, and visitors easily figure out how to get to their destinations. Ideally, your elevator bank designation system should be intuitive and universally understood. Consider making the elevator banks stand out on directories and maps with logos and color coordination.

Additionally, your hospital might use directory designations in a way that speaks to the patient population. One informative case study is that of a major children’s hospital in Seattle. The campus is separated into zones with child-friendly names like Mountain, Ocean, and Forest. Each zone features corresponding artwork. The elevator banks and similar features are given corresponding names to help visitors find their way. For instance, the Octopus elevator is located in the Ocean zone. This intuitive system allows for intuitive, easy navigation of a large hospital campus.
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