HealthcareDesign CoverWe’re happy to share that Metro Health’s Critical Care Pavilion Expansion is featured on the cover of Healthcare Design’s October issue. The project is featured as part of an article on new design approaches for inpatient care.

The article specifically talks about the hybrid approach our team took to designing staff work areas. In addition to housing nurses’ alcolves between each pair of rooms, the units include a number of collaborative work areas, including a central workstation, glass-walled workrooms, and dedicated offices for some staff members. “It’s very different,” says Walter Jones, senior vice president of campus transformation at MetroHealth. “Most of the spaces are shared and distributed around the unit to allow for the caregivers to work wherever they need.”

The 100,000 SF vertical expansion, which opened in July, includes two ICU floors and a mechanical floor built above an active emergency department, a Level One Trauma Center and a surgical department. The exterior, designed by CBLH Design, is an extension of the existing structure, and the interiors, designed by CannonDesign, integrate evidence-based design strategies, modern finishes and flexibility throughout.