A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held at Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital to commemorate the opening of its new emergency department in Huntington, New York.
With more than double the space of its existing ED, the new $30-million, 28,000-square-foot emergency department designed by CannonDesign and built by Hunter Roberts utilizes the “Super Track” model — filtering the patient volume into two treatment areas, for acute care and lower-acuity care — in order to more effectively manage patient wait times and reduce length of stay. Separate, dedicated spaces are provided for each of three distinct populations arriving via different circulation paths: walk-in vertical patients, walk-in horizontal patients and ambulance patients.
The new ED is strategically placed to connect with the existing hospital on the first-floor level, close to the radiology department and lab services, and with many other key program adjacencies that will facilitate future expansion. With a simple profile and form, the ED visually anchors the existing hospital building and creates a new reference point for the campus. In addition to providing a new entrance, it constitutes a link with the original hospital pavilion by flanking the main entry drop off. Large corner windows provide natural light and scenic views.