Actually, yes, the planning stages of two and the moving stage of one of those. The second facility was a county facility also. Since I work in Radiology I can't answer for how the nursing units/ pt rooms turned out, or what comments those who work in them have. I'll ask around and see what the med/surg etc nurses have to say. I have heard them mention the linen/supplies/med room were awkwardly located, increasing the amount of walking required for those things.
We noticed in Radiology that our Ultrasound rooms were WAY too small and too few (yet we have a very spacious, echo-y main lobby and wide halls!). Also, a lot of the clerical areas in our dept (main dept registration area and the Ultrasound/Nuc Med work area), while supposedly designed for several persons working back-to-back, are quite crowded when each chair is filled with a person working at a comfortable distance from the computers/phones. You can't even walk through the area without five or six people scooting their chairs in to allow you space to walk. and still you have to do the squiggle-through-the-chair-maze dance! Short-sighted, IMHO.
Good to hear they're at least showing you the plans before they're finalized. At the first facility where there was a planned move, I worked in the ICU and we also got to preview the plans. Did we ever add suggestions (I'm sure the architects slapped their foreheads in dismay when they saw them!!): can we see in each room? This/that needs to be closer. Supplies too far away. Where does the crash cart go? Storage for gurneys/wheelchairs/lift/scale/IV poles? Break room too small for X amount of nurses? Too little counter space for MDs and staff to work? Separate private dictation area for MDs? Xray viewing or PACS station (in locked area, for confidentiality)? All computers facing away from hall traffic, also for confidentiality? Also (don't know when this comes in) check on signage. Ours is VERY confusing for the pts, we are CONSTANTLY redirecting people to where they should be (the hallways all look the same, no color differentiation or large-lettered signs every few feet or lines painted on the walls or anything. Small signs by the elevators and intersections but I think they need major redoing). The hallways from the out-pt specialty clinics area are SOOOOO long for the CHFers, ortho (crutches etc) or just shufflers. We do have a shuttle that will bring pts (and us, if we're able to catch it) in from the back 40 of the parking lot. Which, by the way, is TOO crowded during the day. Some spaces were recently added but it might have made more sense to build a tiered parking lot. 'Course, then security might be a bigger problem . . .
Our ICU and the OR rooms have those columns (MEDEAS???) for monitoring, which swivel in any direction and area loaded with outlets, suction, monitor docking, IV hooks, etc. They seem efficient but again, I'll have to ask those who work with them on a regular basis.
How about family waiting rooms and communication w/them (from the nurse's station)? Is there a "Quiet Room" in the ER and other places it may be needed (ICU?? NICU??)
Will try to find out more, although it may not be for a few more days. Good luck!! --- D