Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2015

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38 Medical Construction & Design | J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM AG.COM J U LY/AUGUST 2015 | MCDM The March 2015 opening of the fi ve-story West Tower at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia marked the latest of many milestones in a long journey to replace the 38-year-old, 250- bed hospital within its own footprint. To fully appreciate the Sentara Leigh story, you have to look back almost a decade to the adoption of a master plan for the 31-acre campus, which includes six outpatient buildings. "This project was the poster child for an ef ective master plan," said Mike Lawyer, senior vice president of HDR Architecture, Inc. "In 30 years of designing healthcare projects, Sentara Leigh Hospital is one of the biggest transformations I've ever worked on." Sentara Healthcare has built three new hospitals since 2002 on undeveloped land. But with so many existing assets serving a large region, the healthcare Legacy New Sentara Leigh Hospital tower marks milestone for replacement project BY DALE GAUDING | PHOTOS BY STEVE BUDMAN From left: The East (right) and West towers at Sentara Leigh Hospital. > The healing garden between Sentara's East (right) and West towers also serves as a temporary main entrance during construction of the atrium. The garden includes a labyrinth and varying surfaces for orthopedic patients to practice ambulation during rehab. Building on

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