Rated one of the nation’s 50 best hospitals for heart surgery, Northwell’s South Shore University Hospital (SSUH) has invested in expanding both services and quality of care to Suffolk County residents. SSUH’s commitment to continue its growth as Northwell Health’s flagship hospital in Suffolk County includes a new patient pavilion. EwingCole designed the new six-story inpatient bed-tower addition to advance patient care while maintaining the character of the surrounding Long Island community. The design team worked with multidisciplinary internal groups to develop a calming facility that seamlessly bridges the existing with the new and improves clinical efficiency and flexibility. The new pavilion includes additional inpatient beds, ORs, green and public spaces, surgical services, and a sky bridge connecting to existing facilities. The exterior patterned glass increases patient privacy while admitting natural light and providing views of the town and oceanfront.