The new unit offers world class programs in comprehensive stroke care, brain aneurism and traumatic brain injury
Our team, in conjunction with DCC Design Group, designed a new neuro intensive care unit for the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Working with the existing floor plate, vertical circulation, and openings in the building façade, the preliminary planning was designed to accommodate 15 patient beds. With the perimeter of the floor defined by patient rooms for adequate daylight and flow, the core of the space was shaped to open sight lines across the unit, increase connectivity between nurse care stations, provide dual entrances to critical service spaces, and create transparency through the internal support spaces. A dedicated millwork bench for family members to rest was integrated into the patient room module—encouraging them to stay, while being tucked out of the way of staff. A vibrant family waiting room is available upon entrance to the unit, as well as a contemplative quiet bench centered around a new, focal skylight.
For this project, visitor experience was prioritized to be more comfortable and stress-free. The hope is for visitors to feel integrated into the patient’s care process—ultimately benefiting the patient. The outcome for patients is improved on this unit due to the implementation of the most advanced monitoring technology, as well as reduced response times and increased visibility for staff as a result of the design efficiency.
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