Hord Coplan Macht worked with Sinai Hospital to renovate and enlarge the existing 20 bed NICU to accommodate 4 private rooms, 1 private twins room, and 15 open bay patient care areas. This hybrid model was selected to accommodate the socio-economic sector of the families and neonates to be served. Since many working parents cannot afford to be at their infant’s side 24/7, the open bays allow clinical staff the immediate observation of patients while performing all of their clinical duties.
To accomplish the renovations, Phase 1 of the project involved creating a temporary NICU within another wing of the hospital. Phase 2 was a renovation of the original NICU and Nursery space. This plan allowed for uninterrupted patient care, minimized the loss of revenue, and facilitated a faster construction schedule.
Many in-depth sessions of design meetings, tours of similar NICU’s, and space mockups were conducted with clinical staff, hospital stakeholders, and families of current and past NICU patients. The design focused on the need for a quiet, secure, and healing space in a high-stress, critical care environment while improving the patient, family, and staff experience.
Watch the Grand Opening virtual dedication here: