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Stamford Hospital Brings New Era of Care to Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford Health President and CEO Brian Grissler, other Stamford Health executives and Stamford Hospital staff participated in a recent celebratory ribbon cutting commemorating the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Photo caption: Stamford Health staff and volunteers join President and CEO Brian G. Grissler to cut the ribbon outside of the emergency department and celebrate the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital.

Stamford Health staff and volunteers join President and CEO Brian G. Grissler to cut the ribbon outside of the emergency department and celebrate the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital.

The 650,000-square-foot building incorporates an abundance of natural light, calming colors, green spaces, works of art and noise reduction, aligning with the Stamford Hospital’s Planetree philosophy – a philosophy that means that care is all about the patient.

Some of the key features of the new hospital include:

  • 180 all-private patient rooms with private bathrooms to provide comfort, promote healing and prevent infection
  • A new 48,530 square-foot emergency department with double the amount of treatment space, offering separate and dedicated treatment areas for cardiac care, behavioral health, trauma and pediatric patients
  • Two family lounges per patient floor and centralized nurses’ stations to deliver more flexible care
  • Significantly larger operating rooms to accommodate today’s and future technology
  • A central location for all Heart & Vascular Institute services, including electrophysiology, interventional and non-invasive cardiology
  • The new intensive care unit expands the total treatment space from 9,730 square feet to 27,400 square feet, including 20 private rooms

The general contractor for the project was Skanska and the architect was WHR Architects.

Additional facts:

  • The project consists of 4,198 structural pieces and the patient tower exterior is made up of 2,805 specially manufactured pieces of glass
  • There are a total of 13 floors, including a helipad. The building is roughly the size of a football field
  • There are 650 individual works of art throughout the hospital. Many were created by local Connecticut artists to offer patients, families, visitors and staff thoughtful moments and help them find their way around the new building, tying into the new hospital’s wayfinding themes on every floor
  • Foundation and concrete slabs used 10,824 cubic yards of concrete
  • Recycled 96 percent/599 tons of materials from the jobsite

Photo courtesy of Brad Hess for Stamford Health.

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Posted October 11, 2016

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