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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, Birth Center NEW YORK
Submitted by: EwingCole NEW YORK
The Birth Center at NewYork-PresProject category: Remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Robert Guimento, COO
Firm: EwingCole, www.ewingcole.com
Design team: Jim Wolters, AIA, principal; Mary Frazier, AIA, LEED AP, green
belt, principal/planner; Lyudmyla Matyushko, interior designer; Michael
Hunton, RA, project architect; Michael Hoak, associate AIA, LEED AP
BD+C, designer; Carl A. Speroff, IV, lighting designer
Photography: Halkin/Mason Photography, LLC
Total building area (sq. ft.): 2,300
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $869
Total construction cost (excluding land): $2 million
Completed: November 2015

provide families with a homelike

byterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

birth experience. Midwives assist

(LMH) redefines the natural birth

the mothers with natural childbirth,

experience in an inpatient healthcare

with an attending physician and

facility located in a dense urban set-

cesarean section operating room on

ting. The collaboration between the

standby if needed. The new mother

hospital administration, the Birth

and baby will feel comfortable

Center staff, and the design team

knowing that the nursing and medi-

resulted in a unique solution for both

cal staff is ready to assist in all phases

the expecting mother and her family.

of the birthing process.

Each birth room is designed to

One of the unique design features
is a full-size bed rather than a
hospital bed, allowing a partner to
share the bed to facilitate massage,
coaching, and rest during labor
hours. The bed was custom built for
this project. A hot tub is conveniently
located near the bed for the mothers'
comfort during the labor process,
thoughtfully detailed with tiled walls
and niches for personal effects. Additional amenities include comfortable reclining armchairs, a birthing
hammock, birthing wedges, wireless
internet, and a writable magnetic
glass wall at the foot of the bed.
The materials and finishes used
in the Birth Center complete the
homelike atmosphere. Combining durability and cleanability, the
warm wood tones and earth-toned
sheet flooring imply a connection to
nature and create a soft character for
the suite. The bathroom and shower
are fully tiled and feature a contemporary design aesthetic including
a sliding barn door with exposed
industrial hardware. All lighting
fixtures in the suite are dimmable
and allow personalized control of
the environment and the ability to
create a homelike ambience.
The overall room atmosphere
is enhanced by the abundance of
natural light and views of the Lower
Manhattan skyline through the generous windows in each of the rooms.
The LMH Birth Center has been
open since November 2015.

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