Located on 7th floor of a 9-story, 57-year old Historic Hospital building.
Infection Control was of high concern for the ENT (Otolaryngology) trauma Patients who will occupy this nursing unit.
This 4-wing nursing unit had experienced little change from its original construction. Existing Clay tile partitions are prevalent throughout the unit.
Nursing units above and below the 7th floor will remain occupied during construction.
All construction materials and personnel will enter the building via a multi-story scaffold/stair/lift.
Major goals of the project were: Replace HVAC system; provide code-required support spaces; replace/relocate central Nurse Station; provide 20-private Patient Rooms; maintain existing functional Rooms; Replace Architectural finishes and provide additional Staff support spaces if possible.
Additional objectives included: provide an isolated wing for highest acuity Patients; convert all bathtubs to showers; upgrade all support spaces to current codes; provide patient family centered care considerations in all aspects of design. Additionally, all plumbing and electrical systems to be upgraded or replaced.