Healthcare: Acute Care

St. Joseph Hospital

Medical-Surgical Unit

This project involved the renovation of a 1960’s vintage wing of the existing Hospital. This new 24-bed Medical / Surgical & Oncology Nursing Unit represents the first step toward the Hospital’s goal of converting to all private patient rooms. The design of the new nursing unit provides satellite nurse stations and work alcoves as well as decentralized clean, soiled, medication, and nutrition rooms to reduce travel distances for all staff. In addition, clean supply nurse servers are provided adjacent to each patient room. The program also includes a visitor lounge, patient resource office, conference room and a visitors lounge. The universally-designed patient rooms are patient focused with a distinct “caregiver zone” and accommodations for family members. Patient rooms are same-sided to promote safety.