South Pointe Hospital20000 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Design Achievement – The West Wing campus expansion at South Pointe Hospital integrates cutting-edge technology, functional efficiency, and attractive aesthetics to deliver a tranquil environment serving the southeastern suburbs of Cleveland. Reimaging the potential of this medical facility is the result of close collaboration with the client and an interactive process involving a cross-sectional steering committee. The central focus of the project was a new surgery center that consolidates two surgery centers previously located in two separate buildings into a single, unified space. Located between the existing endoscopy unit and surgery suite, a new peri-operative area was inserted into a new space created by the joining of the new and existing construction. The 10 OR surgery suite includes an endovascular suite, shell space for two additional ORs, and ample windows providing natural light and views. Access to the surgery center is directly adjacent to a new entry. The surgery center is surmounted by a 24 bed, surgical and medical intensive care unit developed as an innovative four-bed module with a decentralized nurse station per module. Contiguous to the original hospital, the three-story surgery and critical care expansion creates a highly visible, accessible, and identifiable front door to South Pointe Hospital. The design of the new unit was the topic of a lecture at the 2004 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and a related article in Healthcare Design magazine.
Scope Summary – This project delivered a 100,000-SF expansion to South Pointe Hospital to create a new entry to the campus. A new north entry supports convenient access, simplified wayfinding, and parking for patients. An innovative 4-bed intensive care module consolidates a technologically-advanced surgery center with the intensive care unit. The first level includes a comprehensive medical education center with a 150-seat auditorium and library. A circulation spine forms the main axis linking the new addition to the existing building and elevators, clarifying wayfinding through the center. Central processing and distribution is located on the ground floor with separate elevators isolating clean, sterilized surgical instruments and equipment. The scope also included new mechanical and electrical systems to increase standby and emergency capacities. DLR Group provided planning, architectural and interior design, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering services.