Baystate Health Southwing Fit-Out
The Hospital of the Future (HoF) is an addition to the existing Baystate Medical Center campus, which provides a replacement facility for this academic medical tertiary/quarternary care center. Approximately 45 percent of the total building area has been designed as fully-planned shell space for future growth, while the fit-out portion includes a heart and vascular center, inpatient beds, and a level-1 trauma unit.
The first two phases of the project were delivered via the traditional construction method. Phase IV, the Southwing Fit-out, was delivered as a true tri-party Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). IPD partners included Baystate Health (Owner), Steffian Bradley Architects (Architect), Suffolk Construction Company (Construction Manager), Grodsky (Mechanical Contractor), Universal (Electrical Contractor), and Vanderweil (MEP Engineers). The IPD delivery allowed for over a million dollars in cost savings and an accelerated schedule, with the project completing one month early.
The Southwing is an interior fit-out of three shell floors into inpatient bed units. Each unit consists of 32 private patient rooms which will serve both intermediate and acute care surgical patients. The 7th floor unit has a rehab gym to serve the total joint and orthopedic patients dedicated to that unit.
The Southwing also included the relocation of Baystate’s Inpatient Pharmacy. The relocation provided an opportunity for the Pharmacy system to enhance operational efficiencies, upgrade technologies, and improve safeguards for material production and distribution. A significant advantage to the new space was the ability to consolidate all administration and management operations, which were previously spread across the campus, to improve communication and collaboration. The Pharmacy, which operates 24/7, achieved their biggest goal by not having any patient care issues related to the move, providing uninterrupted patient care during the transition.
74,630 SF [New Construction]
5,100 SF [Renovation]
15,000 SF [Pharmacy]
• 96 beds
• 3 airborne infection isolation rooms per floor
• 4 Bariatric patient rooms per floor
• Centralized Rehab Gym
• ISO Class 7 Clean Rooms
• Automated Dispensary Area
• Narcotics Vault
• Product Management Space
• Consolidated Administrative Space
Special Design Elements:
The Target Value Design (TVD) strategies employed throughout the millwork process in the Southwing led to a 46% cost savings.