UVM Medical Center's Topping Out
A Topping Out ceremony was held for the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Miller Building, continuing a long tradition of ceremonially placing the last steel beam of construction. A diverse group of people involved in the project; patients, care givers, administration, planners, architects, and construction managers, came together to honor the skilled craftsmen and women working on the $190M inpatient bed building. News Coverage
Eastern Maine Medical Center
A new kitchen and servery has just opened at Eastern Maine Medical Center. The project is part of a larger $305M modernization effort aimed at improving patient and staff satisfaction through a holistic approach to health and wellness. The new kitchen focuses on offering healthy, locally sourced foods with a new menu designed by a renowned chef. The servery offers guests a vibrantly designed food court with several options of food stations. The new layout connects to an open dining area which provides a gathering place and respite area. Through thoughtful phasing and the use of temporary facilities, E4H sequenced this renovation to minimize the impact to the hospital's food service work flow.
Patient Safety: A Clear Path
Shifts in patient demographics have implications on the design of healthcare facilities and how services are rendered. Architects and other project team members will need to rethink their planning and design strategies to address patients’ changing mobility requirements, minimize falls, and improve caregivers’ abilities to monitor at-risk patients. Read the article by Regan Henry, PhD, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, LSSBB.
On the Boards
Memorial Medical Pavilion
Flexibly designed for lease to medical practices, the Memorial Medical Pavilion is a 5-story, 101,774SF medical office building. Each 20,000SF floor plate to ready for fit-out, offering tenants a light filled space that can be custom tailored to a variety of practice types with ample parking for patients and staff, as well as adjacency to the top rated Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. With strategic frontage along Interstate 10, future practices will be able to provide a variety of medical services to the desirable Houston area patient population.