Stormont-Vail HealthCare Emergency Department
The five-story Emergency Department/Trauma addition at Stormont-Vail HealthCare is part of a large new addition that redefines the northern end of the campus and brings new levels of emergency treatment care to the community. The addition is home to two, 21-bed ICU floors with dialysis capability, new emergency and trauma units and staff/facility support.
Starting from the outside, the use of brick, limestone and glazing unify other key additions, while creating a unified modern look. A glass-roofed canopy creates an unmistakable entry for the department, while another large canopy allows for multiple ambulance arrivals in a covered area. Two new helipads crown the structure.
The dramatic increase in the department’s ability to handle a larger capacity of patients and provide a higher level of comfort is reflected inside. The key design element is the emergency department itself. Thirty-five treatment, critical treatment and trauma treatment rooms ring a large central nurse station. The nurse station is raised and provides continuous, direct viewing into treatment rooms for staff. Separate alcoves within this raised area include smaller inner waiting rooms designed to relieve load on the level’s main waiting room at the building entry. Alcoves and spaces for equipment and carts ring the exterior of the nurse station to keep workflow unobstructed and clean. The large new trauma room has the capability to handle multiple procedures and sits conveniently across from a new imaging space with X-Ray and CT capabilities.
The durable, new ED at Stormont-Vail is constructed out of a finished masonry block system in lieu of typical drywall and stud construction. A finished epoxy flooring system throughout adds to the aesthetic appeal and longevity of the space. Above the ED, oval-shaped soffits add interest to the ceiling.