Designed to allow the existing surgical department to remain fully operational throughout the project, this new, two-story surgical institute is sized for 18 new, leading-edge “smart” operating rooms and support spaces. Planned to encourage growth and emerging surgical care innovations, flexible ORs will accommodate today’s equipment and future robotic and cardiac surgery advancements, such as hybrid ORs. A new sterile processing suite is located on the ground floor to improve material flow and access for support services.
Existing surgical services must maintain 100% capacity during design and construction. The phased approach will build all new surgical spaces and clinical functions in a single phase, allowing the facility to increase capacity as quickly as possible while remaining fully operational. Once the new Surgical Institute is complete, existing surgery spaces will house back-of-house and support functions that can be renovated/expanded in-place, as opposed to building new, more expensive square footage.
The contemporary design, which includes a large entry canopy with outdoor waiting areas, both complements and enhances the existing campus. Elevators directly connect the main lobby to the surgical waiting room and waiting areas, which are designed to include more intimate spaces, access to outdoor areas and other amenities and encourage improved patient and family experiences. Patient prep rooms support added privacy and recovery areas allow vulnerable patients immediate access to a dedicated discharge point with covered parking on the ground floor. Dedicated parking at patient discharge also improves traffic flow and reduces congestion at the main entry. An underutilized building was demolished to provide additional adjacent surface parking for patients and staff, as opposed to constructing a new, more costly parking structure.