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A new way to find your way

Jul 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
New directional signage installed at Skagit Valley Hospital.

New directional signage installed at Skagit Valley Hospital

Diagnostics Entrance Map Installation

Skagit Valley Hospital was built more than 50 years ago, with a significant remodel and a number of building updates taking place over the past 15 years. As the community has grown and changed, so have the services and departments inside Skagit Valley Hospital. Change and growth means improved facilities and updated technology, but can also make it difficult for visitors to find their way.

Over the past two weeks, Skagit Valley Hospital installed 38 wall panel directional signs, wrapped 16 elevator doors and eight elevator walls, placed 13 giant wall maps, and applied signage to 34 destinations and hallways. Together, these pieces create a comprehensive wayfinding system for patients and visitors to navigate the Skagit Valley Hospital facility.

The new wayfinding system utilizes a line-of-sight strategy. This means that any patient moving through the public areas of Skagit Valley Hospital should see a large map or a directional wall panel from any point in their patient journey. Additionally, large maps are posted an each of the seven entrances to the hospital, so wayfinding is one of the first things available when you enter the building.

For visitors wanting additional assistance navigating the building, pocket maps are available at every elevator and each of the 13 large map locations. Visitors can pick up a handheld map, available in English and Spanish, to guide them to their destination.    Skagit Valley Hospital Wafinding Parking Lot Map

Parking can also be a challenge on the Mount Vernon Campus. Sometimes it is not clear which lot will be closest to an appointment or what building on the campus is the correct destination. Beginning in August, each lot on the Mount Vernon Campus will be assigned a color and an icon to help differentiate buildings and lots. For example, the hospital lots are all purple, with bird icons and the Mount Vernon Clinic has orange lots with plant images. The goal is for patients to park in the most convenient lot for their desired destination, and for that lot to be easily identifiable as they approach the campus.

Skagit Valley Hospital was the first facility to update the directional signage and wayfinding. But this is just the beginning of a system-wide effort to make all of the larger facilities easier to navigate. Look for more updates coming soon to the larger clinics and the Arlington campus. And, for interactive maps to any Skagit Regional Health facility, you can visit our locations page.



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A new way to find your way

Jul 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
New directional signage installed at Skagit Valley Hospital.

New directional signage installed at Skagit Valley Hospital

Diagnostics Entrance Map Installation

Skagit Valley Hospital was built more than 50 years ago, with a significant remodel and a number of building updates taking place over the past 15 years. As the community has grown and changed, so have the services and departments inside Skagit Valley Hospital. Change and growth means improved facilities and updated technology, but can also make it difficult for visitors to find their way.

Over the past two weeks, Skagit Valley Hospital installed 38 wall panel directional signs, wrapped 16 elevator doors and eight elevator walls, placed 13 giant wall maps, and applied signage to 34 destinations and hallways. Together, these pieces create a comprehensive wayfinding system for patients and visitors to navigate the Skagit Valley Hospital facility.

The new wayfinding system utilizes a line-of-sight strategy. This means that any patient moving through the public areas of Skagit Valley Hospital should see a large map or a directional wall panel from any point in their patient journey. Additionally, large maps are posted an each of the seven entrances to the hospital, so wayfinding is one of the first things available when you enter the building.

For visitors wanting additional assistance navigating the building, pocket maps are available at every elevator and each of the 13 large map locations. Visitors can pick up a handheld map, available in English and Spanish, to guide them to their destination.    Skagit Valley Hospital Wafinding Parking Lot Map

Parking can also be a challenge on the Mount Vernon Campus. Sometimes it is not clear which lot will be closest to an appointment or what building on the campus is the correct destination. Beginning in August, each lot on the Mount Vernon Campus will be assigned a color and an icon to help differentiate buildings and lots. For example, the hospital lots are all purple, with bird icons and the Mount Vernon Clinic has orange lots with plant images. The goal is for patients to park in the most convenient lot for their desired destination, and for that lot to be easily identifiable as they approach the campus.

Skagit Valley Hospital was the first facility to update the directional signage and wayfinding. But this is just the beginning of a system-wide effort to make all of the larger facilities easier to navigate. Look for more updates coming soon to the larger clinics and the Arlington campus. And, for interactive maps to any Skagit Regional Health facility, you can visit our locations page.