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RWJBarnabas Health - Neurocritical Care Unit

Shaping the future of healthcare together at RWJBarnabas Health

  • 16K

    Square Feet

  • $8M

    Construction Value

  • 15

    High-Tech Patient Rooms

  • New Brunswick, New Jersey

    New Brunswick, New Jersey

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.

At a Glance

  • DCC Design Group (Interior Design)
Meet Our Team

Megan Holmes, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US East)

Designing the best possible environment takes a team committed to a common goal.
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Kristy Hollis, Principal, Architecture

Love what you do, and every day will be rewarding.

Collin Beers , Senior Principal. Architecture

I enjoy the range of activities in design. From developing strategy to the details of getting a renovation project done, I get energized by engaging with my clients.
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Adam Ferrari, Principal, Architecture

The design of our cities and neighborhoods has a profound impact on our overall health and wellness.

Jacquelyn Nemitz, Architectural Designer

Imagination forms innovative solutions. It takes a team to turn creative visions into the built environment. Let’s imagine together.

Megan Holmes

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Buildings (US East)

Kristy Hollis

Principal, Architecture

Collin Beers

Senior Principal. Architecture

Adam Ferrari

Principal, Architecture

Jacquelyn Nemitz

Architectural Designer

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