Acute Care Projects
"Our Acute Care Projects focus on patient-centered care and efficient caregiver environments. However, recent history has caused a shift in healthcare priorities since infection control, flexibility of spaces, as well as staffing shortages have come to the forefront. We will continue to use best practices and work with clients to foster innovative solutions to the challenges they face."
~ Margaret MulCahy
To design a new 70,000-sf, four-story building with a dedicated pediatric emergency department at Albany Medical Center, the first of its kind in northeast New York and western New England.
To create an orthopedic unit that would not only exceed the expectation of existing patients but to begin drawing patients from a much larger regional market.
To update the activity room at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital with an Adirondack Great Camp theme.
To develop a larger and more efficient ED, as well as upgrade the lobby to create a stronger visual identity for the new healthcare system.
To design renovations to a medical and surgical unit as part of a larger plan to increase patient beds on two floors of an 84-year-old portion of the hospital.
To design a new modern Emergency Department addition for the Veteran’s Administration. The existing emergency department had numerous safety, security and circulation issues.
The existing pharmacy was located in a remote portion of the basement and needed to be relocated to a more accessible and centrally located space in the hospital. The opportunity arose to relocate and upgrade the pharmacy as part of an overall Hospital wide addition/renovation.
Needing to expand pharmaceutical compounding sterile preparation services but having outgrown the confines of the existing pharmacy, Albany Medical Center chose to relocate the chemotherapy preparation portion of the pharmacy. Nearby office space was used to develop the new standalone USP 800 compliant chemotherapy sterile preparation suite.