Helping bring premium care to the critically ill
RWJBarnabus Health engaged Stantec for the fit-out of the new cardiothoracic intensive care unit at their hospital campus in New Brunswick, NJ.
In an environment highly dictated by code, critical adjacencies, and clinical operations, patient rooms and support spaces are often connected by long internal corridors. For this unit, the design team challenged the traditional eight-foot hallway by dissolving the hard lines of the corridor and allowing the space to be an organic arrangement of functions. As a result, the floor is flooded with natural light, sight lines among staff were maximized and the number of footsteps were decreased.
In addition to improved sightlines, user safety and advanced infection control were main concerns from care providers when discussing ideal conditions for their new spaces. Innovative features such as switchable electrostatic privacy glass at the patient room entry sliders, creative millwork solutions, and advanced medical equipment all aim to increase the safety of those occupying the space. It also works to decrease the number of infections affecting patients with a compromised immune system.
Completed in February 2019, the unit provides a space for the critically ill that maximizes sightlines to the patients and decreases travel distance for care providers.
We're better together
Become a client
Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.Contact Us
Design your career
Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.Join the Team