Hasenstab Architects provided architectural services for a $5.8 million ambulatory surgery center addition at Shelby Hospital in Shelby, Ohio. The addition replaced the existing surgery area – built in 1958 – in the main hospital.
The ambulatory surgery center focuses on orthopedics, endoscopy and general surgery, and houses two operating rooms and one minor procedure/endoscopy room. The unit includes 17 hold/prep/recovery beds, as well as a new public/patient entry and waiting room, new service elevator tower, support areas and physician lounge, and a new grade-level entry with accessible parking.
Design elements include the use of natural materials and fabrics in soft, soothing colors. Wood paneling and casework give the area a home-like feel. Clerestory glazing was incorporated in the vaulted, open ceiling above the prep-hold nurse’s station to bring natural light into the space. A computer terminal, comfortable furniture and a fireplace make the lounge area an inviting and relaxing place for family and friends to wait for their loved ones.
OhioHealth – Shelby Hospital, is a non-profit, general acute care/critical access hospital offering transitional care to patients in Central Ohio.
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