The primary goal of the project was to design a modern and expanded Emergency Department to serve a growing community. However, during the initial design stages, it became evident that the project had the potential to affect much more than just the Emergency Department. Through the design process, the project evolved to include an exterior update for the entire patient tower that houses the first floor Emergency Department (ER). This allowed the hospital to showcase a revived presence within the community that it serves, making for a truly transformative process.
As part of the project, the main entrance lobby and canopy were also renovated and expanded.
A third floor expansion to the hospital’s South Tower was a much anticipated addition to the facility. The project added twenty new private patient rooms.
Key aspects of the project:
- 30 new ER treatment rooms including 3 large trauma rooms and 4 pediatric rooms.
- Dedicated imaging services within the ER including a new CT scanner.
- Office/Lounge area for EMS first responders.
- The new ER is a Certified Chest Pain Center and a Certified Primary Stroke Center.
- New main lobby with reception area.
- New third floor on South Tower with twenty private patient rooms and small Rehab area.
- Façade update to the North Tower including brick staining, EIFS reskin, and metal sunshades.