ReNuWell: Empowering Better Health
ReNuWell, a prototype for an integrated care clinic, was conceived by Candy Carmel-Gilfilen, a student at the University of Florida, to provide a holistic patient-centered facility that supports integrative medicine as well as alternative wellness approaches. The prototype for a 49,000-square-foot single-story building features two clinical pods dedicated to cardiology as well as ear, nose, and throat healthcare specialties. These areas are connected by a collection of amenity spaces for patients, caregivers, and family members, including three central support hubs that are designated for resource, nutrition, and wellness needs.
Image courtesy of Candy Carmel-Gilfilen.
The resource hub provides access to information on medical diagnoses as well as financial counseling, while the wellness hub accommodates a host of fitness classes and can also be converted into a large meeting space for caregivers and staff. The nutrition hub boasts a unique tasting station, which offers healthy food selections as well as a teaching kitchen that provides instruction for healthy cooking habits. ReNuWell presents a hospitality-inspired environment with a strong connection to nature that is achieved through the use of biophilic materials.