Anderson Hospital provides the highest quality of healthcare to more than 90,000 patients annually. Continued growth in the surrounding communities as well as Anderson’s commitment to exceptional patient care established the need to improve the availability of private patient rooms within the medical/surgical in-patient care environment.
To provide that level of care, Anderson partnered with The Korte Company to design and construct a patient nursing unit. The 6,266-square-foot Design-Build renovation and construction project added 10 private medical/surgical patient rooms to the upper floor of an existing physician’s office building.
The facility remained occupied and operational during all phases of construction, including renovation and demolition. Subsequently, all operative work was carefully planned, controlled and monitored to minimize any disruptions to patients, doctors and staff.
Patient rooms, designed to allow patients and guests privacy, included a service module, private bathroom area, toilet, linen space and shower. Two of the rooms were designed specifically for bariatric patients and were sized to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The nurse station, directly adjacent to the main entrance, was designed to facilitate an added degree of visual control of guests entering and exiting the unit. The station also included space for a crash cart, sink, tube system, charting rack and additional equipment.
Support spaces including a clean supply room, soiled utility room, pantry, medication room, staff lounge, lockers and equipment storage were also included in the scope of work.