Engaged to plan improvements across several floors of this nationally-renowned children’s hospital, Array was tasked with implementing private patient room design, creating sufficient staff support space within the unit for a myraid of clinicians and phasing the projects to align with both donor funding and in-house departmental relocations.
The 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit relocated to the 11th floor from the 9th. This new space allowed for the private room model unanimously support by hospital administration as well sufficient space for parents to room-in. Nurse substations between every two rooms support a decentralized nursing model, allowing for off-stage clinical huddle space at the core of the unit.
A colorful, whimsical space which appeals to all ages welcomes patients and families. Rooms are light-filled and spacious, and breakaway doors support quick treatment scenarios. The hospital’s literary theme – Learning through Literature – was brought to life in this unit as The Tickle Tree and If You Hold a Seed stories play out across soffits, footwalls and large corridor graphics. This growth and enrichment theme appeals to a large age range and provides positive distractions for patient and family alike.
Gilbane Building Company
Jones Lang LaSalle
Shen Milsom Wilke