Marymount Hospital Facility Expansion
Hasenstab Architects worked closely with Marymount Hospital to provide architectural and engineering services for construction of an 88,000 square foot, four-story facility expansion that included a new 29 room Emergency Department, a 28 bed Intensive Care Unit and a mechanical floor with shelled space for future support areas. Radiology, Admissions and Registration were also expanded into both new and renovated spaces.
The first floor houses emergency, radiology, pre-admission testing, laboratory and registration areas. 28 private ICU rooms are located on the second floor of the new facility. The third floor contains air handling systems for the new building and space for the relocation of administrative/staff support offices to free prime space in the existing hospital for patient services.
Both the emergency department and the ICU wings utilize an open plan core with a radial design. The use of glass partitions in the core area (in lieu of solid walls) allows visualization of the entire unit from end to end. Radial plan rooms are more easily monitored from staff support areas in the core, improving staff efficiencies. Supplies are stored in the core adjacent to the rooms, which minimizes steps to provide direct patient care and simplify restocking.
Curving lines on the exterior of the new building reflect the radial design of the interior plans. The brick banding and curtain wall glazing incorporate elements from the traditional design of the existing hospital in order to blend with and enhance the progressive and revitalized image of the facility.
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