Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, Surgical Pavilion

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (MFSMC) developed this project to consolidate their two separate surgical suites into one integrated department. The existing hospital surgical services at MFSMC had become functionally obsolete and inefficient, impacting patient care delivery and patient experience. The spaces were not adequately configured, sized, or designed and were no longer meeting current standards and requirements. Major improvements to patient care, support, and administrative spaces were needed to ensure that current and future healthcare requirements are supported.

HCM was tasked with designing a new 85,000 sf surgical pavilion at the hospital. The pavilion is composed of key surgical, prep/recovery, PACU, and includes public, administrative, and staff support areas designed to enhance and optimize the patient experience, achieve key programmatic and core operational efficiencies and address certain overall MFSMC campus deficiencies. New surgical equipment, including lights, booms, and OR integration systems have improved patient and staff safety in the OR. The project included 14 operating rooms, 24 PACU, 28 prep/recovery positions that consolidate the surgical service line at the hospital and help meet the needs of a modern surgical program to create an optimal environment for patient care. The new pavilion faces east to a dedicated entry, drop-off, and parking lot to provide an easy and welcoming patient experience. It also ties directly to the recently constructed inpatient tower.

HCM established interdisciplinary user groups that included management, staff, and former patients and family members that met on a regular basis. We reviewed operations, toured other facilities as a group, and built full scale mock-ups with working lights and booms. As a result, we gained buy-in from a wide range of users, including nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists around a completely new method of operations combining two existing surgical departments into one.

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