Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. (HCM), an architecture and landscape architecture firm in Baltimore, Md., is pleased to announce Sinai Hospital of Baltimore’s new South Tower is open to the public. The $55 million, 87,000 sq. foot, four-story addition includes an atrium, helipad, Intensive Care Unit and an Intermediate Care Unit.
The heart of the expansion is the 8,000 square foot Atrium, designed to link the new South Tower with the General Hospital at each floor. A 40-foot water wall serves as a focal point of the atrium, which also features extensive natural light and plantings to create a peaceful environment for patients, staff and visitors.
“The HCM team not only masterfully help coordinate the complex phasing and construction to minimize the disruption to our clinical operations, but also delivered a beautiful, functional, and contextually appropriate addition to the Sinai campus,” said Sinai vice president of capital improvements Peter Arn.
The tower also features the area’s first hospital roof garden, above the atrium, which can be viewed from the fourth and sixth floors, and is comprised of a low maintenance sedum plants.
The new building’s two new patient care areas, a 29-bed ICU located on the fourth floor, and a 36-bed IMC unit, located on the sixth floor incorporate enhanced ergonomics for the patient care staff. Improvements include patient beds designed to reduce the need for lifting; raised outlets for a decreased need for bending and stretching; special flooring to support long periods of standing; and a pod-like setting with all medical supplies in close proximity. Also, each of the private patient rooms has sleeping space for families and computers at every bedside.
About Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
HCM is a full-service architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firm with more than 30 years of experience. HCM specializes in a variety of project types including healthcare, multi-family housing, mixed-use, education, cultural and religious, parks and recreation, office and institutional facilities. HCM’s architecture, landscape architecture and planning clients include LifeBridge Health, University of Maryland Medical System, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and The National Park Service.
About Sinai Hospital
Sinai Hospital is a member of LifeBridge Health, a regional health care organization, which includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates.