For this relocation our team developed a program that marries a comforting patient environment with best practice medicine. Seamless vinyl systems, the optimum in medical flooring were specified in procedure rooms. A high-tech clean room handles sterilization of equipment. Surgical suites are integrated with IT and each is equipped with monitors to view procedures in progress.
To simplify the installation of various Varian Medical System’s imaging suites in the US, a Design Build model complete with millwork was developed. The approach accounted for the facility to be functional during construction. Locations include Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN; St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI; and Doctors Hospital of Laredo, Laredo, TX;
This new center is home to the Hitachi Oasis, state-of-the-art for open MRI’s. High technology is tempered with indirect lighting and neutral colors to help patients relax while lithographs of works by Matisse and others add visual energy. Exam rooms have wireless patient charting and the Physical Therapy area is designed for individual sessions. Staff can recharge throughout the day in their own private lounge.
The largest of eight offices, this location broadens NSPC’s range of medical services. Home to advanced technologies such as Fundus Photography and Optical Coherence Tomography, our designers were sensitive to the patient experience. Waiting areas are spacious with comfortable seating and exam and consult rooms combine subtle and bright colors that appeal to adult and pediatric patients alike.
Labs and a decontamination area were strategically designed and relocated to achieve operational and workflow efficiencies as well as to ensure compliance with all new codes. The project accounted for future expansion needs in the infrastructure scope. Given that the construction was occurring in an operating facility, appropriate planning and precautions were taken.
The comfort of patients was our priority in creating space for the Gamma Knife, an ominous sounding 25-ton radiation tool used in brain surgery. The unit’s stark appearance is mitigated with soft earth-tone colors. Specialty glass block windows allow the benefits of diffuse natural light to enter the space.
Taking a fresh look at plans from other architects that created a $3 million project overrun, JRS redesigned an equivalent expansion of SNCH’s Emergency Department including new ambulance bay and façade upgrade for well under budget.
JRS rethought sleep treatment rooms at SNCH as bedrooms in a hotel context. Designed for single occupancy overnight stays, observation rooms feature king size beds, flat screen TV’s and private baths. The concept has been popular with clinicians and patients alike.
A progressive healthcare provider for over a century, Winthrop wanted a main entrance to reflect its status as a center for advanced medical technologies. Our design uses high-tech composite materials in contrast to plain brick side structures and introduces a curved arch portal for visual interest and street presence.