The Patient Tower is a five-story, 103-bed nursing facility located on the main WakeMed Hospital campus. Advantageously located to limit travel distance from existing nursing units, the tower redefines the main entrance for the entire campus. Ground and first floors house a new grand entry lobby and waiting, retail, office and mechanical spaces. The second floor contains a 20-bed Intensive Care Unit, linked directly to the Hospital’s Heart Center, and shell space for future use. The third floor is a 40-bed nursing unit. The fourth floor, a 43-bed nursing unit, features an 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 10 new observation rooms, and a minor procedure room.
Developed in collaboration with Abbott Diagnostics. The new lab incorporates lean planning and Geisinger’s minimum turn time. The clinical pathology floor offers a loop circulation system around open core lab functions and equipment. Enclosed containment and secure functions, including BSL-3, Microbiology, Molecular, Forensic and Toxicology Labs, are organized around the outside of the loop. Second floor anatomic pathology labs staff use communicating stairs to communicate easily with others. Lab grade access flooring allows power, data, and piped utilities anywhere below the core lab floor. Modular lab casework can be easily changed as testing technologies advance and automated testing systems are installed. A color-coded drainage system clearly separates flammable liquids from bio-waste. Anatomic pathology is laid out as an assembly line for more efficient flow high-volume operations. A “stat” histology lab connecting to the operating suite allows surgeons to interact with pathologists for involvement in the treatment stream. Third floor vertical storage saves floor space. Programmable systems offer computerized access to and control of inventory.
New York, NY
Improves patient services by co-locating examination, testing, and treatment. Program includes CT scan, echocardiogram, vascular ultrasound, 2 nuclear camera rooms, reading room, and physician offices. Separate ambulatory and inpatient entrances and circulation paths. Nurses’ station placed to allow direct observation of holding and recovery bays while controlling inpatient entry.
Ambulatory Cancer Center
Abundant daylight and warm finishes bring nature indoors. Creates a comforting and encouraging experience for patients, from arrival to check-in, consultation, and treatment. Program includes, medical oncology and chemotherapy infusion, neurological oncology, lymphedema therapy, linear accelerators (3), MRI, CT simulator, digital x-ray, ultrasound, surgical oncology, phlebotomy and laboratory, USP 797 pharmacy, clinical nutrition, genetics counseling, and clinical trials. Phase II expanded oncology programs and added conference and education facilities and a café.
Critical Care Tower
The first floor of this new bed tower offers outpatient clinical space as well as admissions, chapel, and gift shop. The upper floor program includes, 50 critical care beds, 60 neonatal intensive care beds, decentralized nursing stations and supplies, a new rooftop helipad, and a Ronald McDonald Room with kitchenette and washer/dryer which makes families more comfortable. A pedestrian bridge connects the new tower to the existing parking garage; work also included backfill renovations including expanded surgical facilities in the existing hospital. Key exterior elements include a predominantly brick facade with metal and glass accents, a canopied entrance, and lighted, building-mounted signage to enhance branding.
Freestanding Emergency Department
This freestanding Emergency Department is designed to allow for the future horizontal expansion of a patient bed facility or other facilities as needed by the surrounding coastal community. The Emergency Department is approximately 29,000 sf and is a 24 hour/day facility comprised of a full-service emergency department, comprehensive diagnostic imaging services, on-site laboratory, pharmacy services, administration and waiting areas, and facility support areas.
New Hospital and Parking Garage
The UPMC East Hospital rests on a greyfiled site restored using sustainable building practices and provides emergency, surgery, cardiac catheterization, imaging, endoscopy, dining, laboratory, pharmacy, ICU, and medical/surgical spaces. Using a right-sized patient room the health system saved nearly %5 million in capital costs and saves approximately $9 million in operational costs over the life of the building. Other features include a helistop, 460-space multi-level parking garage, healing gardens, bust stop, and connecting walkways. This project is LEED Silver and won multiple Project of the Year awards.
Lemieux Sports Complex & Medical Office Building
This 185,000 sf sports performance center is a first of its kind. The center serves Western PA athletes as well as a Pittsburgh professional hockey team, providing hockey-related training and practice, injury treatment and prevention, and sports medicine. UPMC uses the 54,000 sf Sports Medicine space to pioneer programs in diagnosing and treating concussions, physical therapy, imaging and diagnostics. Other features of the facility include two full-size hockey rinks (1,500 seats), on-site café and retail store, physical therapy gym, open skate, 1,500 sf hockey skills training area, and private event spaces.
The finished space is a consolidation of departmental groups into three existing buildings, which totals over 202,000 sf. Each of the buildings are three stories in height, and within easy walking distance from one another. The interior design incorporates Siemens workplace standards and brand guidelines into a modern, refreshed workspace. One of the new spaces is the main dining/cafeteria space, located in Building 40, and includes a full kitchen and servery. In order to meet facility demands, the dining area seats approximately 130 at tables, and can accommodate larger all-hands meetings of up to 230 in a lecture format. While designing these new efficient spaces, a key challenge of the project was incorporating existing workstations along with new private offices, conference rooms, lobby and cafeteria. Additionally, EwingCole created an extensive program database that allows the team to quickly perform test fits and block/stack options to accelerate decision-making.
The 116,000 sf VA Outpatient Clinic is in close proximity to East Carolina University’s Health Sciences Campus, a medical school teaching campus and the Pitt County Memorial Hospital, aregional health facility.
The design is a result of carefully balancing sustainable design, patient safety and physical security, and evidence based design. The new LEED Silver facility provides extended services and reduces the number of visits veterans in the region make for treatment to other parts of the State.