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Emergency Department

The HOLT 2006 Master Facilities Plan for Little Falls Hospital identified the outdated, 1980s-style Emergency Department for renovation. The cramped ED shared a common entrance with registration, and ED facilities could not adequately meet today's expected level of emergency care. HOLT designed a modern ED using a multi-phase renovation to permit continuous ED operation. Adequate space for a more secure and functional 10-bed ED was created by relocating registration to a more ideal location. Separate ambulance and walk-in entrances now insure proper flow, and trauma care is immediate. Two separate nursing stations address front and back-of-the-house operations, keeping nursing staff close to the patients they serve. The new family waiting room with its large corner window includes comfort amenities and provides a welcome quiet retreat.

 

Inpatient Unit

Little Falls Hospital is downsizing from a 100-bed hospital to a 25-bed critical access hospital. To support this plan, HOLT designed the renovation of an existing 36-bed inpatient unit dating from the 1980s, into a contemporary 25-bed inpatient unit that includes six intermediate care rooms. The traditional nurse station was reconfigured and opened up to accommodate central documentation, dictation, and caregiver interaction. The intermediate care rooms have glass break-away fronts facing the nursing station for direct visual observation. The remaining patient rooms are an equal mix of singles and doubles, and include new medical headwalls, hand washing sinks, new acoustics, and contemporary finishes using a soft color palette to promote patient wellness.

 

For more information about this project contact Graham L. Gillespie, AIA: gg@holt.com

 


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