Akron Children's Hospital

OR 15 Renovation

Hasenstab Architects provided professional design services for the renovation of an operating room and associated support spaces at Akron Children’s Hospital. The updated OR provides a spacious, functional surgery space that is primarily used for spinal procedures.

The OR needed to accommodate the large equipment and mobile imaging systems required for spinal procedures, so space planning was an important aspect of the project. The team provided full-scale mock-ups of the design to verify space needs with hospital representatives and end users.

Once the plan was set for the surgery suite, the team coordinated closely with consultants on the major structural and mechanical modifications required to accommodate the new OR.

The OR features the latest imaging and integration equipment, including the nView s1 navigation system, which allows surgery staff to view three-dimensional images of the spine in real time during a procedure. A wall of recessed large vertical monitors provides surgery staff with a view of the images.

Infection control within the new OR was also an important consideration during design. The design team selected easily cleanable finishes, including stainless steel wall panels, which also provide protection from radiation and integration for the recessed monitor wall. A new air handling unit with HEPA filtration and UV sterilizers was also provided to service the space.


Project Details


Akron Children’s Hospital


Akron, Ohio





3,200 Square Feet

Key Team Members

  • Scott Radcliff
  • Matt Glassner
  • Elizabeth Posadas
  • Tina Kessel
  • Carla Cremers
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