Monday, 30 March 2009
MILWAUKEE, WI – The signs are up, the art is hung, and the ribbon has been cut to mark the opening today of the 12-story, 425,000 sf patient tower tower expansion for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Children’s CFO Tim Birkenstock calls the new tower “an essential step needed to keep pace with our patient service demands” for one of the country’s busiest pediatric medical centers, with more than 25,000 inpatient admissions each year.
The new facility, which began construction in 2005, features a larger pediatric intensive care unit and an expanded Herma Heart Center, as well as patient rooms integrated with the latest medical technologies. Responding to the important role ...[more]
Thursday, 28 August 2008
BRUNSWICK, ME – Ground was broken today for the 35,392 s.f. expansion of Mid Coast Hospital, in a 13-shovel ceremony led by hospital president Herb Paris.
The project, which adds 25 percent to the size of the original hospital, will give Mid Coast a new and expanded Emergency Department and 18 private patient rooms in the hospital’s medical surgical unit. The current emergency room will be renovated to provide additional space fo rhte hospital’s diagnostics center.
The expansion will continue Shepley Bulfinch’s design of the original hospital and medical office building, completed in 2001.
The expansion is scheduled to open in 2010.
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.
Monday, 23 April 2007
The Sophia Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Clinic was dedicated in a ceremony today in Burlington, Massachusetts. The 50,000 s.f. outpatient cancer center includes a radiation therapy suite and hematology suite, as well as a patient educaiton and family resource area.
The new center is a major part of the Lahey Clinic’s 190,000 s.f. expansion project. In addition to designing the Gordon Cancer Center, Shepley Bulfinch created the master plan for the Lahey Clinic campus in Burlington.
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.