Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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28 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2018 | MCDM AG.COM BY MATTHEW D. SANDERS & CHRISTINE HESTER DEVENS To meet the needs of a grow- ing community and an aging population, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is engaged in a transformative moderniza- tion program on its Methodist Hospital campus in St. Louis Park, Minnesota — the largest facility improvement since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. When complete in 2019, the four-year expansion and renovation program will enhance the experience of care, safety and outcomes with a sus- tainable solution that will posi- tion Park Nicollet for continued leadership in healthcare. As the prime and lead design fi rm for the project, AECOM is providing project management, architecture and interior design services for this major compo- nent of the hospital's building program. Project challenges include an aging facility on a landlocked site and existing patient units comprising 60 percent semi-private rooms without showers. The two-pronged design solution involves the phased renovation of fl oors 4-7 for the conversion of semi-private patient rooms to private rooms with full bathrooms, and a two- fl oor vertical expansion of the hospital's East Tower for new private patient rooms with toi- let/shower rooms, which will provide a more personalized experience of care. Floor 7 room conversions were completed in October 2016, fl oor 6 room conversions were completed in August 2017 and work is ongoing on room conversions on fl oors 4 and 5. The vertical expansion of the East Tower opened for patients in July 2016. Four key goals that drive design strategies include: Making room for more personalized care experience at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital DESIGNING FOR TOMORROW With fi replaces, nature art and fl exible seating options, patient unit welcome lounges provide families with space to relax, converse or catch up on work.

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