Thursday, 24 July 2008
NEW HAVEN, CT – The last girders of the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital were hoisted into place today, in a ceremony with one of Yale-New Haven’s youngest cancer patients as a guest of honor. Hospital president Marna Nordstrom and Robert Alpern, dean of the Yale School of Medicine, were among the speakers.
When it is completed in 2010, the 14-story, 497,000 sf cancer hospital will be the most comprehensive cancer care facility in southern New England, offering state-of-the-art care and treatment. It will have 112 inpatient beds, as well as outpatient treatment rooms, expanded operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, and a women’s cancer center, as well ...[more]
Friday, 27 June 2008
ROCHESTER, NH – Frisbie Memorial Hospital celebrated its major expansion in an open house for the public today. The new addition will open officially on July 17.
The first phase of the project, which includes 86,000 of new clinical space, accommodates new Women and Children’s Health Center, a Coronary Care Unit, and oncology department. The region’s growing demand for outpatient services will be met by an expanded outpatient facility, conveniently located near the hospital’s new main entry.
Once departments complete their move into the addition in July, renovation work will begin on 25,000 s.f. of space in the original building. The renovation, which will include a pharmacy, is expected to be ...[more]
Monday, 15 October 2007
CONCORD, NH – More than 250 people celebrated the grand opening of the East and North Wing Additions of Concord Hospital yesteday. More than 250 guests attended the ribbon cutting and toured the new facility.
Hospital president and CEO Mike Green spoke about how the larger facilities help healthcare professionals improve privacy, efficiency, and comfort while enhancing the hospital’s ability to provide quality medical care.
Guests were invited to tour the 37-bed Emergency Department, the 20-room Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the20-room Progressive Care Unit (PCU). The existing emergency department, which will be renovated in phases, will re-open in fall 2008. The East and North Wing Additions areas also include Operating ...[more]
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
An article by Shepley Bulfinch principal William Mead discussed communication and the role design of the Main South expansion at Children’s Hospital Boston in the July 2007 issue of Healthcare Design magazine.
The 11-story, 250,000 s.f. expansion was designed to foster communications among hospital staff, as well as with patients, and families, an aspect of particular importance in the pediatric acute care environment.
The facility, which opened in 2005, received the 2006 Modern Healthcare Award of Excellence. It incorporates sophisticated medical technology, including the innovative MROR, which bring magnetic resonance imaging technology into the surgical suite.
Friday, 1 June 2007
Midwest Construction Magazine has placed the Sherman Hospital replacement campus project in Elgin, Illinois, eighth on its list of Top 20 Project Starts.
The $310 million project, which is located on a 154-acre site, includes a 650,000 s.f. hospital facility and a 100,000 s.f. medical office building.
One innovative aspect of the project is a fifteen-acre manmade geothermal lake, which is projected to generate substantial energy savings for hospital operations.
Shepley Bulfinch is working with associate architects Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl of Chicago on the Sherman project, which is scheduled for completion in 2009.
Friday, 4 May 2007
New Haven, CT – The Yale-New Haven Cancer Hospital was highlighted on the front page of today’s issue of the New England Real Estate Journal.
The fourteen-story, 511,000 s.f. cancer hospital, now under construction in New Haven, will offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. The design of the Center includes a 7000 s.f. healing garden.
The $467 million project is seeking LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, incorporating sustainable design elements such as the recycling of some 20,000 tons of construction waste and the use of low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paints and carpets.
Saturday, 14 April 2007
An article published today in Chicago-based on-line architecture magazine “New City Skyline” cited Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as an example of the increasing use of evidence-based design by architects and healthcare professionals.
The article noted Bronson’s place as one of the first “Pebble Projects” of the Center for Health Design, and discussed in detail Bronson’s use of evidence-based design and its positive impacts at the hospital.
Sunday, 8 April 2007
Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was among the innovative hospitals cited for its tranformative quality and use of evidence-based design in its planning, according to the April 2007 issue of Business 2.0 Magazine.
The 750,000 s.f. community hospital, which replaced a previous hospital on the site, creates a healing environment for patients, families, and the community by integrating healthcare services, art, and the natural environment.
It was one of the first “Pebble Project” hospitals, part of an initiative launched by the Center for Health Design in 2000. The project’s mission is to provide examples of healthcare organizations whose facility design has made a difference in the quality of care and ...[more]