As part of its modernization and service line expansion strategy to provide additional capacity, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital needed to improve front-end flow in their Emergency Department (ED), relieve overcrowding, expand & modernize their ambulatory facilities—and maintain a cohesive exterior design in the process.
Reconfigured ambulance parking and an 8,100 SF addition affecting both their ED and ambulatory care center, including a new ED walk-in entrance, expanded surgery waiting area, ED waiting area, and shell space for a 21-bed observation unit help to provide additional capacity, improve flow and relieve overcrowding. This project also involved connecting two structurally independent buildings and an existing freestanding bridge directly over a sub grade parking deck. Phasing and logistics for this project are closely tied to, and coordinated with, Array’s CORE project, occurring concurrently on the opposite side of the same campus. Both projects are taking an overbuild approach, a strategic decision for this landlocked campus.
The new and renovated space provides better operational flow for the ED, additional parking for EMS, an improved patient experience in surgery waiting and a modern, cohesive design. The space is also future-ready, with shell space established for a 21-bed observation unit.
DCC Design Group
O’Donnell & Naccarato