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REMODEL/RENOVATION COMPETITION

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Denville, N.J
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BEFORE
BEFORE

J U RY C O M M E N T S :

SAINT CLARE'S Denville Hospital CCU was an

D ESIG N T EAM:

Chris McIvor, regional
director plant operations/
client (Saint Clare's Health
System); Kathryn Langer,
facilities construction
manager (Saint Clare's
Denville Hospital)
Fernando Amesti Jr.,
director of construction/
general contractor (Barrier
Free Construction and
Maintenance); Lori Klein,
CID, design principal;
Dennis A. Posen, AIA,
principal in charge;
William S. Hamilton, AIA,
LEED AP, project architect
(Posen Architects, LLC)
CO ST PER SQ UAR E F O O T:

$175
PHO T O S (AF T E R ):

Jay Rosenblatt
Photography, LLC
FIR M CO NTAC T:

(973) 325-3250
www.posen.com

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outdated care unit with pastel headwalls and
tired finishes. To modernize the suite, changes
needed to be minimal to maintain current licensed status, with the goal of creating a better patient, family and staff experience. In
planning a major "cosmetic upgrade," the new
design would transform the 12-bed unit with
new glass wall fronts with sliding doors, new
flooring and millwork, and healthcare ceiling
tiles with multifunctional lighting for better
acoustics and control. Based on evidence that
views of nature, natural materials, and daylight
would improve patient outcomes, an interior
scheme and revamped staff layout was developed. Reconfiguration of the central nursing
station allowed for better sight lines and access, and an added nurse station to the rear of
the Meds Room now provides direct care for
rooms located at the end of the unit. As a bonus, natural light flows into staff work areas.
With budget challenges and a requirement
to limit wall and plumbing changes, phasing
became the next obstacle to overcome. And the
hospital still had to go through local approval
process for Rehab Sub-code and NFPA 101 review, which meant existing functional program
elements had to remain. Creative thinking led

D E C E M B E R 2 01 9 / S U P P L E M E N T T O H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N

* Great job of refreshing
and opening up the
space while working
within the constraints
of an existing
footprint.  The unit
is fresh, bright, and
comforting.
* Much improved
central core work
areas and nice
visibility with newer
ICU sliding doors.
Nice refresh to
headwalls keeping
much of the existing
utilities.
* Beautiful transformation from
a very blue and
dated unit to clean,
contemporary
interior. Incorporating natural woodlook elements,
on vertical and
horizontal surfaces
and improving the
lighting design was
exactly what this
unit needed. Minor
modifications, such
as removing the
blue color highlighting the soffit at the
nurses' station,
instantly made this
support space feel
more open and approachable to family
and visitors.    

BEFORE

to a solution to gain the necessary approvals to utilize an
underserved patient unit in
the hospital for "swing space"
so that time and money were
saved to do the project in one shot. Still, there was
careful adherence to ICRA and planning for shutdown and overtime contingencies.
SCHS staffs were interviewed; during the design investigation, storage, filing, and areas for
documentation and collaboration were reviewed
for consolidation to preserve the team gathering
area. Inboard equipment docking keeps the corridor uncluttered and allows staff space to chart
outside patient rooms with mobile carts.
Staff, patient and family zones within the
rooms are now defined. To recognize family as
part of the caregiving team for improved patient
outcomes, options for new furnishings were
suggested without interfering with patient and
equipment access. The lavender and baby blue
headwalls are replaced with wood-look laminate inserts, and new window treatment helps
provide glare and thermal control for everyone's
comfort. Wood-look flooring and white finishes
create a comforting and bright space. Overall,
the updated appearance now reflects the level of
care and skill provided by the dedicated staff.


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Healthcare Design - December 2019
Contents
Goodtimes
Welcome Addition
Editorial
Show Talk
In Solidarity
Leading the Way
Iida Announces Design Awards
Operations Safe Keeping
Product Spotlight Seating
The Center
Face Time
Remodel/renovation Competition
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Cover2
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 1
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Contents
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 4
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 5
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 6
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 7
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 8
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Show Talk
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 12
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - In Solidarity
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - 15
Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Leading the Way
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Iida Announces Design Awards
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Goodtimes
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