For this six-story, 570,000 SF new hospital with an integrated 330,000 SF Medical Office Building, the Hospital’s Steering Committee tasked Array with creating an environment where patients and visitors would exclaim: “I can’t believe it’s a hospital.” Array’s design needed to be welcoming, provide a personal experience unlike any other hospital, and support the delivery of exceptional care.
We implemented focus groups to provide different perspectives on every aspect of the design: from patient experience (menu, toiletries, visitation, etc.) to safety and infection control and then we translated the information gathered into our design. Decentralized nurse stations and angled patient room entrances were designed to give nursing staff more visual access to each patient from the hallway. Thoughtful material selection helps complete the welcoming and hospitality-focused healing environment.
Using evidence-based design principles, all rooms have inboard patient bathrooms located on the patient headwall helping improve patient safety accessing the bathroom while maximizing the window area. The large exterior windows provide scenic views and optimize natural light. Color-coded elevator banks help visitors identify inpatient and outpatient wings of the hospital while artwork assists in navigation between floors. To promote a calming, therapeutic environment, the hospital features bright, airy common areas, healing gardens, rooftop gardens, a water wall, outdoor walkways and original works of art.
LEED Gold Certified – Capital Health Hopewell is one of 28 hospitals in the country to receive LEED Platinum or Gold status.
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O’Donnell & Naccarato
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The Lighting Practice
Photo Credit: Blake Marvin/HKS, Inc.