GS&P Selected to Design New M.T. Mustian Surgery-Critical Care Tower at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare announced that Gresham, Smith and Partners has been selected as the lead architect for the design of the new M.T. Mustian Surgery and Critical Care Tower. The 300,000 square-foot, six-story project will serve as a new “front door” for the hospital with a patient-family centered design. The expansion project supports the healthcare system’s efforts to anticipate future growth and meet the needs of the community for the next 50 years.

The Surgery Service will include up to 28 operating rooms along with their associated support services, with shell space for an additional eight ORs at final build out. The Critical Care Service will be designed with the initial build out of 48 critical care rooms with shell space for an additional 24 rooms. The design will emphasize flexibility, to accommodate changes in technology and treatment protocols over the life of the facility, and will anticipate not only incremental growth within the departments, but also expansion in the future. Understanding TMH’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the design will incorporate sustainable design elements and aims to achieve LEED certification.

The design team will employ LEAN Six Sigma principles and tools to improve staff efficiency and effectiveness, while seeking ways to lower the cost of operations. The design team will also explore the relationship between planning and performance metrics in an effort to incorporate Evidence-Based Design solutions to support improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. Considerations will be made for staff and patient flow from the existing Bixler Emergency / Trauma Center to Surgery and from Surgery to the Critical Care and Medical/Surgical nursing units. Finally, the design will seek to improve wayfinding to link the new front door to the existing campus circulation systems, parking and other campus destinations in an effort to decrease anxiety among staff, patients and family members.

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Posted June 10, 2014

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