“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design
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.
The new 10,000-sf Emergency Department has 21 treatment modules, an increase of eight from the old ED. Included are three trauma rooms, one cardiac treatment room, two isolation rooms, and one OB/GYN exam room. Nine remote exam spaces, completed by the design team as a separate project, are also available near the department. Other functions either improved upon or added include: two triage stations, greatly increased nurse and staffing areas, a decontamination room with separate entry, and separate emergency department registration area. The 2,500-sf, one-and-a-half story lobby addition, which provides seating for the emergency department and for general hospital use, is separated by a new greeting and information desk. The emergency department lobby was designed to aesthetically match the smaller lobby at the Benedictine Hospital to unify the two campuses. During the construction administration phase, additional design modifications were made to keep on schedule and meet the continually evolving needs of the merger.