Clinical Care, Industrial Setting
Last fall we wrote about the architecture firm Anshen + Allen‘s Green Patient Lab, a traveling mock-up of a hospital room stocked with the latest and best in sustainable health-care technology and design. Today the firm let us know that it has also begun working with Containers to Clinics (C2C), a Dover, Massachusetts-based nonprofit that’s developing a prototype portable health clinic constructed from industrial shipping containers. C2C was founded in 2008 by a Boston-area physician’s assistant named Elizabeth Sheehan; it aims to deliver routine preventive care to underserved areas of the developing world. (Right now, it’s working to deploy its first prototype in Haiti.) Sheehan estimates that one C2C unit will cost approximately $100,000, but that figure includes transport, equipment, medications, and salaries for seven local staff members. You can watch the retrofit process in the video above; read more at containerstoclinics.org.
After the jump, Anshen + Allen’s renderings of the prototype clinic provide a better idea of the distribution of medical facilities within the 8-by-20-foot steel containers.