Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

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rooms not only increase patient comfort and conve- nience, but lower the risk of infection, improve sleep and accelerate healing. Computers mounted at the bedside allow nurses and doctors to update medical records and review images and test results, without leaving the patient's side. Each room of ers a comfortable daybed and enough room to allow family member to remain close. While private patient rooms fill the top two floors, the third floor is dedicated to 14 state-of-the- art "smart" surgical suites, featuring innovations in imaging, robotics and navigation capabilities. Innovations include a cutting-edge neurosurgery suite — the first of its kind in Southern California — is using high-resolution, intraoperative MRI to provide real-time images during surgery and a "hybrid" cardiovascular suite with robotic C-arm imaging is bringing new abilities to St. Jude's cardiac program. This advanced OR combines 3-D and 4-D imagining with both minimally invasive techniques — such as stent replacement and angioplasty — and traditional open- surgery techniques, all in the same procedure. The result is not only better outcomes but the ability to offer life- saving interventions to patients considered too high risk. For St. Jude Medical Center, the new Northwest Tower will further the hospital's mission of continually improving the health and quality of life of the community. The project team can proudly say it was a part of achieving this lofty mission. Furthermore, the project serves as a benchmark for future hospital projects, and perpetuates the bottom line value of developing the right team. Neal Rinella is principal and chief operating of cer of Taylor Design. Holly Cindell is a project director at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. William Evelof , MBA, AIA, is vice president of Petra ICS, LLC. Pre-fabricated surgical boom and light mounting solutions designed for safety and versatility. Visit us at www.healthcaretec.com and find out why hundreds of hospitals, contractors and architects prefer Accu-Mount Support Systems. Pre-engineered configurations for all building structure types. 4 MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | Medical Construction & Design 39

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