The 72,264 square foot Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John, a service of Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, FL, was designed to highlight the belief that health and healing are best achieved when in balance with nature. Surrounded by a 33.5 acre campus, including a 6.1 acre nature preserve, the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John is the first in Florida to be awarded the prestigious LEED Silver certification.
Among the criteria required for LEED certification is the demonstration of a commitment to educate the public about environmental sustainability. One way the center has selected to demonstrate that commitment is through the GreenTouchscreen kiosk designed by Quality Attributes Software.
This innovative and customized kiosk is located in the main lobby of the center. Visitors to Parrish Healthcare Center just need to touch the screen and it comes to life. From the kiosk visitors can learn about the LEED rating system and the credits that were earned in order to achieve silver certification. A LEED checklist which explains how each credit was earned along with a green features map and a list of the benefits of building green can all be found with a simple touch of the screen.
Without the GreenTouchscreen many of the building’s green features might otherwise go unnoticed. “The kiosk is a great way for Parrish Healthcare Center to inform the public about how environmental sustainability is integrated into the healing environment,” said Chris Fox, Parrish Healthcare Center at PSJ director. “PMC has long advocated that environments play an integral role in healing. Building green is just a natural extension of that belief.”
Parrish Healthcare Center is a full service outpatient center that has earned more procedure specific accreditations by the American College of Radiology (ACR) than any other Brevard County outpatient center in the areas of mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition to radiology services, the center includes physician offices, a sleep disorders center, outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory services, and an array of other testing such as bone density, positron emission tomography (PET), EMG/EKG, stress testing, echo-vascular testing, and holter monitoring.