Healthcare - On the Boards
Mary Greeley Medical Center - Ph2 Birthways - Peds Relocation
Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa’s largest Baby-Friendly facility located in Ames, has moved forward with their comprehensive Master Site and Facilities Plan. This project relocates Birthways and the Pediatric Acute Care Unit from the South Tower to the new West Patient Tower, combining the two units on the same floor. The co-location of these two units allows for seamless and efficient quality service delivery to expecting families, newborns and children up to 18-years-old.
The newly renovated floor will provide a modern, warm and friendly environment with an 8-room pediatric unit and 23 patient-rooms that support labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum and family centered NICU care. The integrated, family-centered NICU model eliminates the open-bay NICU and minimizes the need to move moms or babies when higher acuity care is needed. It also increases the care team’s efficiency and effectiveness by supporting multiple providers, staff and equipment in the same room, enabling immediate parental involvement in the continuum of care for the infant, which statistically increases outcomes.
Broadlawns Medical Center - Sands Vertical Expansion
Broadlawns Medical Center wanted to update its Family Birthing Center to better accommodate their patients’ needs as well as their teaching staff. They also wanted to change their inpatient Medical/Surgical unit from semi-private to private rooms.
After a thorough structural evaluation and space needs assessment, it was determined that the best way to accomplish these goals was to add a floor the Sands Building. Construction is currently underway on this 40,000-square-foot addition to the county hospital in Des Moines, which will enable it to further Broadlawn's mission of providing accessible, cost-effective and high quality patient care.
UIC - Ambulatory Surgery Center