Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine Suite is one of the first medical offices to be awarded WELL Certification, a building standard that integrates human health into building design and operation. Functional medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented approach that looks at the underlying causes of disease, while focusing on the whole person rather than an isolated set of symptoms. So it is fitting that Cleveland Clinic chose to design and build the Q2 Suite, which houses the Center for Functional Medicine, to WELL Silver compliant specifications.
evolveEA served as the WELL Administrator to the project, guiding the design and construction team in setting and achieving goals to align with the WELL certification of the space. Our scope included the creation of a WELL Guide booklet for staff and visitors, as well as the management of the Center’s first annual post-occupancy survey, which fulfills one of the requirements of the WELL Building Standard.
The Center for Functional Medicine suite opened in January 2017, and was designed with special attention to the patient experience. This new suite provides an optimal healing environment while encouraging a seamless patient flow. The suite layout allows for daylight from adjacent atrium spaces on the north and west side of the department to penetrate into the patient care areas. The WELL Silver Certified suite is located on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and spans 17,000 square feet. It includes 16 exam rooms, suites for virtual visits, meeting rooms, its own laboratory and spaces for shared medical appointments. The provider suite is open concept to foster collaboration between the multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, medical assistants, health coaches and nutritionists who care for functional medicine patients.