“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
The New York Eye Surgical Center is a joint venture between Glens Falls Hospital and private ophthalmology surgeons to meet the expanding regional need for such services. Glens Falls Hospital provided a shell space and Hyman Hayes Associates was commissioned to design the new surgery center.
Successful surgery centers must provide a warm, soothing atmosphere that reduces anxiety and provides a comfortable patient experience. Patients enter into a spacious 20-seat waiting room with upgraded finishes, Wi-Fi, coffee/beverage station, and generous natural light. The soothing atmosphere continues into the pre/post-op area where colors, textures, patterns, and natural light at each bay make for a comforting and distracting atmosphere, helping to reduce pre-surgery stress. The OR suite is compact with all support spaces centrally located. In a circular flow, patients enter the semi-restricted OR core through one door and then into post-op through another door. One laser treatment room, within the surgery area, is designed to be convertible into an OR. The second laser treatment room, for non-surgical cases, is located directly off the waiting room for easier access and to avoid the surgery environment. Finally, an enclosed pre/post-op bay is provided for pediatric patients and times when a higher level of acoustical privacy is required.