|View of Future Suburban Hospital Campus|
New building addition and facility improvements allow hospital to remain a leader in quality, state-of-the-art healthcare
· A new building addition consisting of approximately 300,000 square feet. The building will house a new surgical wing, physician office space and private patient rooms and be four stories in height.
· A new surgical wing containing 15 state-of-the-art operating rooms to replace existing operating rooms. Each operating room measures approximately 700 square feet and is designed to accommodate important technological advancements, such as MRI-guided surgery. All of the new operating rooms will be located on one floor, near the emergency/trauma center, allowing for greater efficiencies and better patient flow.
· Improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation, including orientation of traffic to
· Improved emergency and trauma access, including a new main entrance that will separate the pedestrian and private vehicle entrance from the helipad and emergency vehicle entrance.
· A sustainable design that incorporates green building initiatives.
· Separate elevators for patients and non-patients.
· Replacement of the existing parking garage with a new 1,200-space parking garage to address the parking needs of the new building and the current parking shortage.
· A high-quality landscape program to include an attractive array of gardens, greenways, trees and paths that will unify the campus and be enjoyed by residents, staff, and visitors alike.
· Mechanical systems housed below grade to minimize noise and enhance aesthetics.
Hospital officials expect to break ground on the project in 2011, with a completion date estimated in 2013. The project will be paid for through a combination of cash reserves, operating income, tax-exempt debt financing, and private donations.
“Hospitals are an essential part of a community’s infrastructure, much like roads and schools,” said Barry K. Rogstad, Ph.D., Chairman of Suburban Hospital’s Board of Trustees. “We feel an immense responsibility to continue to raise the bar for medical excellence in
As a result of the community input, Suburban Hospital has made numerous revisions to the original plan, eliminating a separate physician office building, reducing the height of the parking garage and consolidating the parking into one structure, reducing the height of the new patient-care building so that it is lower than Suburban’s existing building, and improving aesthetics with the use of green spaces in order to enhance compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood.
Through an overwhelming show of support, more than 5,000
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EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution drawings of the proposed campus enhancement are available upon request.