"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 design an Intensive Care Unit in a patient-focused environment with the latest technology.
To expand, reconfigure and renovate the hospital’s Emergency Department. The project included a 27,900-sf addition, reconfiguring the existing ED area to provide for 29,700-sf for a pharmacy, central supplies, mechanical room, dedicated imaging, and contemporary IT storage, and adding a second floor to the addition for future medical office use.
To program, plan, and design the expansion of the D7 pediatric unit at Albany Medical Center’s Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital.
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 develop the program and the design for a 17,400-sf separate maternity unit.
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 create an easily distinguishable and prominent entry and waiting area, match the unifying appearance of other campus buildings, and connect an annex building to the main 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.
To prepare a master plan as part of the Berger Commission mandated consolidation of Kingston Hospital and Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY to determine space requirements and optimal locations for the various functions.
To prepare a planning study for a much-needed expansion to Albany Medical Center Hospital’s clinical laboratories.
To develop a master plan and parking study that offered a way to better integrate hospital functions and allow for a planned expansion.
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.