Halifax Medical Center
Daytona Beach, Florida
Square Footage: 500,000
Halifax Medical Center commissioned us to develop a strategic master facility plan for their 574-bed main hospital campus in order to identify near term capital projects required to support strategic initiatives in context of a long-range campus vision.
We assessed the existing facilities in terms of current use, quality of space and flexibility to adapt to future needs. Workload projections and space needs calculations were developed for the next 10 years to aid in the prioritization of facility needs.
Development of solutions involved multiple site concepts and in-depth studies of cost and phasing for the components of the master plan. Long-term concepts for the campus ranged from complete replacement of the hospital to an incremental replace-in-place strategy. Near-term project priorities were established and shared with Kaufman Hall, Inc. to evaluate financial feasibility.
The final master plan concepts address the most pressing needs of an ED replacement and inpatient tower to allow for incremental bed expansion and conversion to private patient rooms. The plan identified significant strategic land acquisitions and a long-term campus vision that allows the hospital to incrementally replace aging facilities as they reach the end of their life span.
The ED employs universal patient rooms, arranged into identical modules to provide optimal patient visibility and staffing efficiencies. Modules were arranged into a unique interlocking pattern that allows for staff movement during peak periods. The repetitive design assists with patient safety by making supplies easy to find.
The ED and inpatient tower opened in 2009 as one of the most flexible and innovative hospital facilities in the United States. The campus has been transformed, simplifying public circulation and providing a clear strategy for long-term renewal of facilities.