This facility is a 28-bed expansion of the existing Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The unit design employs simple, rigorous, medical planning and overlays rich, decorative interior materials and elements to produce a distinctive, unique critical care environment.
The project goal, simply stated, was to provide the most medically and architecturally innovative pediatric intensive care unit in existence. The medical planning criteria: large private patient care rooms, with identical layouts, high visibility, decentralized nursing, and adequate equipment and staff support. Design criteria: comfortable and spacious family spaces with a broad range of amenities, safe “wandering” paths, and a range of environmental cues to reduce stress for both the family and patient.