Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Within this renovation project we were able to consolidate the services of the department by moving the staff closer to their main area of work—near the infants. Included in this design was the Infection Control Initiative, both for construction and within the department’s final design. Strict coordination had to take place in the 5-month construction period because the construction was actually inside the Intensive Care Unit. The largest reason for the renovation was the need for ancillary space, such as storage, an office for the social worker and clean and dirty utility rooms, all to make the existing number of basinets more efficient and safer for the child. An anteroom was also incorporated for those entering the suite, helping with the clean environment.