Located in Westerville, Ohio, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital recently underwent renovations to bring new and expanded services to the facility while updating the environment to reflect the local culture.

The demand to develop new cardiovascular and orthopedic Centers of Excellence led to the four-story, 127,000-square-foot expansion at St. Ann's, which was completed in early 2014, and brings a range of cardiovascular and orthopedic services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, interventional cardiology services, and peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional services.

The exterior design of the expansion uses a combination of brick, stone, and metal panels to fit with the existing hospital and surrounding community. Moody Nolan (Columbus, Ohio), the architect and design firm on the project, also added a new main entry and updated wayfinding.

Inside, the lobby houses stained-glass windows, a double-sided fireplace, and a baby grand piano to create a sense of comfort upon arrival. Features throughout the expansion and new patient tower include two-toned wood flooring, stone-clad walls, a warm color palette, and residential-style lighting.

In addition to the new design elements, the new patient tower features several operational changes, including four operating rooms added to the lower-level, which also houses cardiovascular imaging and sterile processing. The ground level is dedicated to interventional services with catheterization labs strategically located near the emergency department.

On the first floor is the cardiovascular center, while the second floor provides dedicated rooms for orthopedic patients and rehabilitation space, including a dedicated physical therapy room.

The facility’s Bryden Bistro was also upgraded with a new menu and design, including private, group, and outdoor seating areas.

Eileen Goodman is partner, director of interior design, and Char Hawkins is senior interior designer at Moody Nolan.