Flexible Surgical Suites Built to Reduce Airborne Pathogens

Posted by on Dec 10, 2021 in Featured Artists and Inspirations
Flexible Surgical Suites Built to Reduce Airborne Pathogens

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.

Project Details:

Facility Name: Melbourne Regional Medical Center Spinal & Orthopedic Surgical Center of Excellence

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

Engineers: TLC Engineering for Architecture Inc. (MEP), VHB Inc. (civil and landscape architecture), Walter P Moore (structural)

Builder: N/A

Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. 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

Source

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.

Photo Credit

Chad Baumer


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