ECRI’s new global headquarters and medical device evaluation laboratory is open and located on a 24-acre campus near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The independent nonprofit organization, founded more than 50 years ago, has evolved the scope of its capabilities with data-rich, cloud-based patient safety and technology solutions, partnering with hospitals and health systems in every state in the U.S. With offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia, ECRI works internationally with clients in more than 150 countries.
The overarching goal of the headquarters transformation was envisioning a workspace for a new virtual hybrid workforce for ECRI and its affiliate Institute of Safe Medication Practices. The building pays tribute to the legacy of the organization’s founder, Joel Nobel, M.D., and his invention of the Max Cart.
ECRI’s new headquarters features an independent medical device evaluation laboratory, an environmental lab, and accident and forensic investigation lab, multi-use, high-tech meeting rooms, open collaboration areas, and flexible workstations. The building’s third level is being envisioned as a hub for healthcare innovation, a place where local healthcare organizations with similar goals can collaborate on healthcare advancements.
Philadelphia-based Irwin & Leighton was the contractor on the building project that was designed by Meyer Architecture+Interiors.
The building officially opened on April 19, with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.