Melbourne Regional Medical Center Spinal & Orthopedic Surgical Center of Excellence recently expanded. The Florida-based facility added four new surgical suites. Each new operating room is larger than its original ORs which allow for additional equipment. They are also optimized for infection control.
Optimized for Infection Control
All four of the new surgical suites were built to reduce airborne pathogens. The new operating rooms have seamless floors and modular wall systems that eliminate hard-to-reach nooks and crannies for easy cleaning. A modular ceiling system organizes overhead equipment and further mitigates the risk of airborne pathogens. On top of that, a system of HEPA filters purifies incoming air, and powerful ultraviolet lights activate when the rooms are not occupied. The ultraviolet lights kill bacteria and viruses.
Gresham Smith (Miami, Fla.) provided architecture, interior design and experiential design, and wayfinding services for the hospital expansion. To see more project photos, visit HealthcareDesignMagazine.com.
Location: Melbourne, Fla.
Completion date: June 2021
Owner: Steward Health Care
Total building area: 42,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: $15 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $346
Architect: Gresham Smith
Interior designer: Gresham Smith
General contractor: Rush Construction
Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped modernize healthcare organizations locally, regionally, and internationally, improving patient experience and outcomes. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff
Tracey Walker, Managing Editor. “Photo Tour: Melbourne Regional Medical Center Spinal & Orthopedic Surgical Center of Excellence – HCD Magazine.” HCD Magazine – Architecture & Interior Design Trends for Healthcare Facilities, 21 Oct. 2021, https://healthcaredesignmagazine.com/projects/photo-tour-melbourne-regional-medical-center-spinal-orthopedic-surgical-center-of-excellence/#slide-4.