Our hospital has a BIG circular, flat "stair case" going through the middle and there is a landing to get off onto each floor. All of the floors with the exception of the ICU and med-surg are boxed; meaning the nurses station is in the middle, and the rooms are around.
Our ER is THE most awfully laid out I've ever seen. We have a fairly decent size ER - and we have 3 massive gaping long hallways from the triage until the elevator all the way at the other end (with the exception of the staff elevator in the front which is used to transport trauma up, down and around. Anyways, this means if someone coded in the ER, people from the nurses station (which is right across from the triage) would need to run allllll the way down, make a right, and allllll the way down the end of that hall.