LAWRENCE, Mass. — Lawrence General Hospital recently received approval by the Board of Trustees to proceed with a multi-year master facility plan developed by MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health and Halsa Advisors. This strategic investment includes inpatient renovations, a 42,250-square-foot surgical building expansion and renovation, as well as infrastructure upgrades. The project will enhance Lawrence General Hospital’s ability to provide state-of-the-art care to the Merrimack Valley through patient-centered, forward-thinking design.
The new surgical facility will include six new operating rooms, including a swing catheterization laboratory and interventional radiology room. The expansion and renovation will increase the hospital’s capability to perform complex surgeries. Each operating room is designed to accommodate the latest technology in imaging and robotics, as well as the additional skilled staff required to perform these carefully orchestrated procedures.
The inpatient renovations will create nine single-patient rooms with a family area that can comfortably provide for overnight guests, and a new inpatient unit with single and semi-private rooms. They will be designed to improve the physical and mental well-being of patients by accommodating family support systems, increasing privacy for patients, updating interior design and enhancing infection control protections.
MorrisSwitzer will be working with BOND on this project which is slated to break ground in late 2014.