EwingCole Design of St. Christopher’s Center for the Urban Child Featured in Interior Design and Health Facilities Management Magazines

EwingCole is pleased that The Center for the Urban Child was named Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year. This 30,000 square foot Center is the newest addition to Tenet Healthcare Corporation, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and offers an innovative approach to pediatric healthcare. This project is also the featured in the March issue of Health Facilities Management.


Healthcare Design Editorial & Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Design Advisory Board Alert


EwingCole announces that Mary Frazier, AIA, LEED AP, has been elected to the Healthcare Design Editorial Advisory Board and the Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Design Advisory Board.  Mary is an architect with 20 years’ experience in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Her most recent projects include the design of new, award-winning facilities for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cooper University Health Care, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Her focus on patient-centered care has influenced the development of several major facilities. She has authored articles and presented topics relating to the impact of healthcare design on patient care.  A talented designer, her projects have won Best of Year awards from Interior Design magazine and the American Institute of Architects.

US Army Opens EwingCole Designed Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic

The United States Army opened the Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Designed by EwingCole, the new clinic is open to the West Point community and offers the Military and their beneficiaries’ easier access to high quality, patient-centered care.

The 51,000-square-foot Allgood Clinic is a seamless addition to the Keller Army Community Hospital. It contains optometry, ophthalmology, physical therapy, and orthopedics clinics, as well as TRICARE administrative space. In keeping with the Defense Health Agency’s vision, the design accommodates the ‘Patient Centered Medical Home’ care model.

“The planning and design allows the clinic to quickly respond to changes in patient demands and physician services without the need for costly renovations.” said John Capelli, AIA, project principal. “This provides unmatched adaptability for the Army.”

EwingCole designed the $31 million Allgood Clinic with a particular focus on patient well-being. Patients will now have access to medical care in an aesthetic environment comparable to private sector facilities, including a modern entrance, lobby, and a clear circulation path that allows access to daylight and views of the historic USMA campus.

“EwingCole’s design strategy was to create domestically-scaled interiors that evoke a connection with nature by using materials such as wood and stone, whose variations in color and texture warm the space,” said EwingCole designer Saul Jabbawy.

Designed to achieve LEED certification, the Clinic’s overall energy model demonstrates 19% less building energy cost than comparable facilities and includes a 20% reduction in water use, an EPA Energy Star-rated step-down transformer, and a roof-top photovoltaic cell array for […]

Efficient Emergency Department Designs

EwingCole’s Mary Frazier discusses emergency department design in
September’s Health Facilities Management cover story.


EwingCole Designed Outpatient Facility is Modern Healthcare’s Gold-Prize Winner

EwingCole’s design of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s newest regional cancer center was recently named the recipient of the Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Gold-Prize Award. The award program recognizes excellence in the design and planning of healthcare facilities.

The challenge for the design team was converting the dated brick and metal panel building with large floor plates into a state of the art cancer center which upheld MSK’s preeminence as a leader in cancer treatment and reflected their high standard of care.

The building not only accomplished the stringent task of achieving LEED Gold but also implemented additional healthy-building initiatives such as specifying entirely PVC-free products for both construction and design.

Read more in September’s issue of Modern Healthcare.

Healthcare Designer Nurse Added to Philadelphia Office

EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading healthcare design firms, is pleased to announce that Teenie Bracken, RN, MS, NNP, EDAC, has joined the firm as Healthcare Designer / Clinical Consultant in its Philadelphia office. Ms. Bracken brings over 25 years of combined nursing and design experience.

“Teenie’s unique experience as a nurse who has served in a variety of hospital and rehabilitative care settings plus her training as a designer gives her extraordinary insight into healthcare projects,” said Natalie Miovski Hagerty, National Director of the Healthcare Practice

Prior to joining EwingCole, Teenie served as a design consultant adapting medical office buildings and residential sites to ADA standards. Before she earned her design degree, Teenie was an Adult Nurse in emergency medical trauma units and a pediatric nurse in neonatal ICUs for hospitals in Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

At EwingCole, Teenie is working on projects for Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia; and Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pennsylvania.

“Teenie understands the needs of healthcare staff from personal experience,” said EwingCole’s president, Mark Hebden. “Her work will enhance the healthcare environment for caregivers as well as patients.”

Teenie earned her degrees in nursing from The American University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore and her design degree from Harcum College. A member of the International Interior Design Association, she co-chairs the popular IIDA Product Parade for the PA/NJ/DE Chapter. Teenie is also active in the American Society of Interior Designers, PA East Chapter; the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design; the Center for Healthcare Design; and the Florida Association […]

It’s Kind Of A Big Deal

EwingCole makes a clean sweep in the Ambulatory Care Design Award category at the 2013 Healthcare Design Conference

EwingCole was honored as the recipient of two prestigious awards for Pocono Medical Center’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center and Bayhealth Medical Center’s Kent Campus Expansion.

On hand to accept the awards was Natalie Miovski Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC who also picked up her own award – Healthcare Design’s Rising Star Award.

EwingCole Designs Urgent Care Center from former Shopping Center

EwingCole Designs Urgent Care Center from former Shopping Center
New walk-in facility eases busy ER

Camp Hill, PA (July 2013) — A new Urgent Care Center designed by EwingCole has opened adjacent to the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. EwingCole redesigned the 50,000 sf former shopping center to include the 6,000 sf, walk-in Spirit Urgent Care.

“Spirit Urgent Care will relieve the strain on the Holy Spirit Emergency Department, which had reached an all-time high of 50,000 visits annually,” said healthcare planner Karan Hoffman. “In designing a facility that cares for those with non-life-threatening conditions, the location and size of the old shopping center was well-suited to adaptive reuse.”

The new Urgent Care Center houses eight exam rooms, including one procedure room, one treatment room, one general radiographic X-ray room, a small lab and a centralized nursing station. The walk-in center is designed to be a convenient and affordable option for those with non-emergency health problems like colds and flu, cuts and bruises, ear and throat infections, skin rashes, sprains and minor musculoskeletal injuries.

“When designing Spirit Urgent Care, it was important that the building reflect the same quality of care patients receive at Holy Spirit Hospital,” continued Hoffman. “The challenge was to the change the building’s appearance to be visually interesting and inviting.”

The design objectives were met by expanding the exterior with various shapes consistent with the new plan. These include a porte-cochere entrance with a skylight, various logo towers, a glass entrance foyer, glass waiting room extensions and raised planters.

In addition to architectural design services, EwingCole […]

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EwingCole Selected to Develop Master Plan for Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

New York, NY (May 2012) – EwingCole, an award-winning architecture and engineering firm, has been selected by the Phelps Memorial Hospital Center to develop a five-year facility master plan. Located on 69-acres in Sleepy Hollow, NY, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 235-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital.

“Phelps Memorial’s overall goal is to develop a framework for near term investment while driving the system’s growth beyond the next five years,” said Andy Jarvis, AIA, LEED AP, principal of EwingCole’s Healthcare Practice.

With magnificent views of the Hudson River, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center has grown rapidly since its founding in 1955 to serve the health needs of Westchester County. Driving the master facility planning process is a number of important expansion and renovation initiatives needed to fulfill its ongoing strategic plan.

“Over the past thirty years, EwingCole has developed and realized master plans for many health systems so we are attuned to the practical considerations of implementation,” continued Jarvis. “At the same time, we incorporate new solutions for the future of healthcare delivery as well as green building, evidence-based lean and lean design strategies.

EwingCole has designed master plans for Bayhealth Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Geisinger Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System, SUNY Stonybrook and the University of Maryland Medical Center among others.