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Construction begins on Mid Coast Hospital expansion

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.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital expansion unveiled

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]

Concord Hospital dedicates East and North Wings

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]

Children's Hospital Boston front-and-center in Healthcare Design

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.

Sherman Hospital in Midwest Construction Top 20 Starts

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.

Bronson Methodist Hospital recognized for evidence-based design

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.

http://www.newcityskyline.com/HealthcareAndArchitecture.html

Bronson Methodist Hospital lauded in Business 2.0 Magazine

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]

Children's Hospital Boston wins Modern Healthcare Award

Monday, 25 September 2006

Shepley Bulfinch’s expansion project for Children’s Hospital Boston was named one of 12 winners of Modern Healthcare’s Award of Excellence in its 21st Annual Design Awards. The 240,000 s.f. project laterally expanded the functions of the hospital’s main building, which the firm designed in 1985, to contiguous space in the new building.