Healthcare: Acute Care
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Over several decades, Lavallee Brensinger has completed a series of highly complex, multi-phased renovations and additions for SNHMC. Phase I of our most recent assignment included major renovations to and expansion of the existing Operating Room Suite.
Among the design team’s goals was the development of a new model of care and a focus on a comfortable, efficient patient environment. A day-lit “living room” space welcomes families and various seating areas are sheltered by “canopies”, which convey a feeling of space, comfort, and acoustical privacy. The pre-operative patient waiting areas and post anesthesia care unit are visually enhanced with soothing and colorful palettes on the floor and walls. Wood paneling, organic curves, and playful patterns distract the patient from medical services and equipment. Thoughtful planning allowed the renovation to occur in phases without disruption to existing operations.