The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is an extremely dense urban campus which has evolved over 50 years. Strong Memorial Hospital is URMC’s flagship teaching hospital which had a small pediatric facility embedded within it. An influential $20-million gift from philanthropist Tom Golisano, who is passionate about pediatric care, stimulated the momentum for a new children’s hospital adjoining Strong Memorial.
It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.
Bringing multiple patient populations under one roof to treat mild to severe behavioral issues required keen planning and thoughtful organization, a task that the new Merrifield Center in Fairfax, Va., embraced with a nature-driven design.