Ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery by U.S. News & World Report, families from across the country—and around the world—come to the Nemours Cardiac Center. To meet this demand, the hospital needed to expand its cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) as well as its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
We leveraged information gathered for our master plan of the Wilmington campus to determine the optimal location for the expansion so that operations could continue with minimal disruptions. With no available space for a ground level addition, we expanded the existing NICU on top of an existing building to create room for the new CICU.
The 21,000 SF renovation/addition provides Level II and III neonatal services and features a Family Transition room on the unit to educate families about the special care their infant will need at home. We positioned a new Hybrid OR and Cath Lab adjacent to CICU so that it can be used as a prep and recovery space for cardiac patients. By phasing the expansion, the existing NICU and CICU were able to continue providing service throughout the project.
O’Donnell & Naccarato
Shoemaker Construction Company
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