A new simulation lab at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago will finally give students and medical providers the space they need for critical training. In addition to updating the facility’s technology, the school is overhauling the lab’s square footage from a cramped 1,800-square-foot room to an expansive 15,000-square-foot center.
Opening in October, the $215 million Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital expansion is a five-story contemporary facility that features a long list of patient and caregiver amenities. With 450,000 square feet, the five-story building boosts the hospital’s bed count from 200 to 260 and increases the emergency department from 29 to 44 bays.
Construction is underway for the new $430 million Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, which celebrated the groundbreaking on Aug. 8.
Designed by Miami-based MGE Architects and Portland, Ore.-based ZGF, the project will be completed in 2016 by engineering and construction firm Robins & Morton, based in Birmingham, Ala.
Hospital settings can be intimidating for children. Machines, equipment, alarms and general hospital noises increase the need for acoustic and environmental solutions to promote a healing environment for young patients.