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any challenges entered into the
equation of designing Florida Hospital for Women in downtown
Orlando, Fla., including masking vibrations and sounds from an
adjacent railroad, constructing safe balconies for patients to step
out for fresh air, and creating a feminine ambience inspired by the
beauty of nature. ¶ But they were challenges worth tackling for
Adventist Health System, owner of Florida Hospital, in the face
of a huge population swell in metro Orlando. "Today, more than
2 million people call Central Florida home. As that number continues to rise, so does our skyline," says Kari Vargas, vice president
of Florida Hospital, citing a young and diverse mix of residents.
 Florida Hospital for Women adds to that skyline, the culmination of a larger vision Florida Hospital conceived in response to the population growth of recent decades. Once operations are in full
swing early next year, Florida Hospital for Women will serve as the comprehensive tertiary hospital
for the system, offering programs that promote both health and healing. Beyond the services that
are already available-including obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, mammography, cardiac screenings,
wellness, and parent education-the owner plans to provide the region with leading-edge options in
advanced gynecology, gynecologic oncology, breast health, and women's surgery.              
 "We're preparing Central Florida for the future," Vargas says. "The young woman who walks in
these doors to deliver her first child this year can return years-even decades-later for a diabetes
screening, cardiac procedure, or education course on senior health."
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital consists of seven hospital campuses with more than 2,000 beds
and 18 walk-in medical centers. Construction of the $180 million women's hospital began in January 2013 on the 1,000-bed, eight-building campus in Orlando. It was designed by the Orlando office
of HKS Inc., with Brasfield & Gorrie, also of Orlando, serving as general contractor. The first phase
opened to patients in January 2016, focusing on mothers and newborns. All mother, baby, and wellness services-previously located in the campus' main patient tower-have moved to the new 332bed women's facility.
 
NEW WITH OLD

The design of the women's hospital strives to blend in with the building's campus surroundings while
also achieving a distinct identity. For example, the existing main hospital tower is angular, solid, and
masculine, whereas the 12-story women's hospital is curved in a gentle and graceful way.

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The women's tower,
designed by HKS
Inc., is articulated by
horizontal elements
including precast
bands, metal ribbons,
sunshades, and
mullions.


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Healthcare Design - September 2016
Contents
Editorial
Show Talk
Photo Tour
Conversations Tarters
First Look
The Hcd 10
The Next Wave
Caring for the Caregivers
Color My World
Research
Product Spotlight
The Center
Aia-Aah
Face Time
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