Project category: New construction & Remodel/Renovation (completed September 2006)

Chief administrator: Anthony J. Cooper, President/CEO, (607) 737-4100

Firm: Wilmot Sanz, (301) 590-2900

Design team: Jim Wilmot, Principal; Fereydoon Zohdi, Project Manager; Dipak Sutaria, Project Architect

Photography: Photo Forum; Wilmot Sanz

Total building area (sq. ft.): 41,000 (new); 47,000 (renovation)

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $177 (new); $154 (renovation)

Total construction cost (excluding land): $7,250,000 (new); $7,250,000 (renovation)

The three-story Schweizer Pavilion adds 45,000 square feet of new space incorporating the latest in cutting-edge medical technology. In addition to the Pavilion, construction of the adjacent Ivy II Medical Arts Building enables renovation of more than 35,000 square feet within the hospital.

The ground-floor Emergency Department features a new walk-in entrance. The Level II Trauma unit has been expanded from four to six rooms, and the entire ED has been expanded from 20 to 27 beds. An expanded Fast-Track area includes a separate waiting room, nursing station, and treatment rooms featuring bedside registration. Ambulances have a separate, drive-through entrance for offloading patients.

The second-floor Maternity Unit features new, spacious, all-private suites for new moms, newborns, and families and includes a Level I nursery. Each room contains its own bath, lounge chair, and sleeper couch.

The third floor Operating Rooms are designed with modern conveniences and leading-edge technology in mind, including two cardiovascular rooms, two orthopedic rooms, a neurosurgery room, and three traditional operating rooms. Ceiling-installed riggings have integrated many traditionally separate pieces of equipment allowing bedside fiber optics and an overhead camera. This makes possible real-time audio and video transmission of procedures anywhere in the world.

The exterior design fits seamlessly into the existing campus borrowing many of its design cues from the surrounding building context. The interior design is articulated by a nonclinical, hospitality-oriented aesthetic. This attention to detail, demonstrates Arnot Health's commitment to providing quality patient-focused design in their healthcare environments as exemplified in the Schweizer Pavilion.