Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2017

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8 Medical Construction & Design | SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2017 | MCDM AG.COM Hospital Designed to Enhance the Patient Experience, Elevate UF Health Brand A 160,000-square-foot, full-service hospital has been completed on the UF Health North campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The fi ve-story, 92-bed facility is the second phase of improvements and is connected to an existing ambulatory care center and medical offi ce complex. The project team included Gresham, Smith and Partners and Batson-Cook/Danis Construction. The facility is LEED Silver regis- tered and includes a 12-bed labor and delivery unit, an 8-bed women's services unit, a 24-bed intensive care unit and two floors that accommodate 24-bed medical and surgical suites each. In addition to all-private patient rooms, the tower also includes shared ame- nity spaces, such as conference rooms, dining, a chapel and courtyard spaces. "Our team developed a clear aes- thetic concept for the medical center, with geometric forms that interpreted the site's protected wetlands and the nearby Intracoastal Waterway," com- mented Penny Houchens, IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ, Lean, senior interior de- signer, Gresham, Smith and Partners. "Furniture, materials selection and art installations keep with the con- temporary architectural feel of the building. Patients and staff are offered access to an abundance of natural light, views to the green roof from patient rooms and waiting areas and hun- dreds of photographs depicting the local landscape and wildlife are used to create positive distraction and serve as a wayfinding tool in the facility." Advanced technology was incorpo- rated into the facility to enhance the overall patient experience. Every patient room is equipped with a multifaceted entertainment and education system that allows patients to control their room's lighting, temperature and solar shade system. Patients can also watch on- demand entertainment, order meals and surf the internet from their beds with a bedside tablet. Staff will be able to use the system to notify bed tracking when a room is available, give discharge instruc- tions and provide telemedicine oppor- tunities for the physicians and patients. NATURE FOCUSED AT YOUR (FULL) SERVICE Projects completed & upcoming STATS: 160,000 FT 2 > 92 BEDS > 24-BED ICU > LEED SILVER > DESIGN: GRESHAM, SMITH AND PARTNERS

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