MADISON, Wis. — ERDMAN recently gained approval on the project programming, conceptual design and construction for a $93.6-million patient pavilion for Lehigh Valley Health Network on its Muhlenberg campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The LVHN patient pavilion will provide complete obstetrics and rehabilitation services to families. ERDMAN is the leading partner for the design and construction of this roughly 161,000-square-foot facility.
Floors two and three will be reserved for obstetrics and newborn services, which will include a mother-baby unit with 20 private rooms, a nursery, a Level II NICU with 10 private rooms, eight state-of-the-art labor, delivery and recovery rooms, two operating rooms, five obstetrics triage beds, a three-bay post-anesthesia care unit area and a four-bed antepartum unit.
Floor one will be home to the Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation–Muhlenberg. It will include 28 rehabilitation beds and is similar to the Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation–Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township.
The fourth floor of the new pavilion will be shelled and reserved for potential future growth. The project also will also include increased parking and improvements on Schoenersville Road between Macada Road and the Route 22 East on ramp.
The design is complementary to the existing LVH-Muhlenberg hospital architecture and reincorporates an entry way on the south side of the hospital campus, reestablishing Muhlenberg’s connection to Bethlehem.
ERDMAN also designed and constructed the Health Center at Hamburg, Pennsylvania in the late 1990s and the 33,000-square-foot ambulatory care Health Center in Bangor, Pennsylvania in 2013. Through ERDMAN’s Integrated Project Delivery approach, the firm was able to deliver these two projects, on time, under budget and with fewer project interruptions.