HCM provided planning and design services for a major expansion of inpatient services at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Midtown Campus. HCM began by helping the UMMC Midtown Campus develop their certificate of need for the new Central Care Expansion project and went on to provide comprehensive design services. In addition, HCM also provided construction administration services as the project moved into construction.
The UMMC Midtown Campus is in an urban center sandwiched between Baltimore City’s Arts District to the north and its quickly growing West Side Development to the west and to the south. The UMMC Midtown Campus faces many challenges as a community hospital that needed to provide care to low, middle, and high-income residents living in the surrounding area as redevelopment continued. The hospital is landlocked and its options for expansion and renewal were limited. HCM, recognized this and having an in-depth knowledge of the city, was able to quickly assess the situation with input from the client.
By using our collaborative process including 3-D modeling very early in the conceptual planning phase, we were able to effectively communicate various options to the client. The Central Care Expansion project provided new operating rooms, as well as new ICU and IMC units. HCM worked with doctors, nurses, and staff to design new operating rooms large enough to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment required for today’s surgeries.