Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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START WITH THE WHITE PAPER. Read why healthcare facilities' critical spaces need Accelera. Visit departments, including non-invasive cardiology, a neurodiagnostic and cardiopulmonary testing suite, pre- admission testing and an endoscopy lab. Challenges lead to innovation One of the project's greatest challenges — and one of its greatest innovations — is the new NICU, which required a complete replacement to suit the current capacity. There were signifi cant spatial requirements: the NICU needed to be expanded three-fold to support 56 bassinets. It raised the question of how to package this in the stack without it being twice the size of any other fl oor. There was signifi cant consideration of whether to adopt a shared or private room model, or some combination thereof. In the end, a unique hybrid model design emerged. A series of six acuity-adaptable, semi-private bays are situated in a pod confi guration with a dedicated nursing station. There is also a private room wing within the unit to accommodate fl exibility in care and privacy needs. This model, developed by Francis Cauff man over a number of projects, maintains privacy and intimacy while allowing for direct clinical observation. There are also two new family sleep rooms that off er parents the opportunity to "sleep over" and bond with their baby within a few steps of nearby medical staff before being discharged. The NICU design was also infl uenced and approved by the Family Advisory Council. Overall, the Cooperman Family Pavilion is a beautiful, natural light- infused building that refl ects an Evidence-Based approach to care. This expansion amplifi es the level of clinical care that Saint Barnabas is known for, and fosters a fl exible environment to consistently improve the patient experience. By infusing the perspectives of patients, families, community members, clinicians and staff directly into the design process, the pavilion has become a truly unique expansion to an established facility. Kenneth Kramer, AIA, is a principal at Francis Cauff man. Kelly Lemon Miller, AIA, NCARB, is a senior associate at Francis Cauff man. From top: Visitor lounge in the patient bed unit. > Waiting space just outside the staff offi ce area in a nursing unit (patient bed unit). MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 27

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