The Indiana Spine Hospital, connected to an existing MOB, is a two-story, three state-of-the-art operating room, 20-bed surgical hospital that will allow surgeons to perform surgeries, which require inpatient stay, within in their own facility instead of having to outsource patients to surrounding hospitals in that area. The adjacency to the MOB will also allow staff and patients easy access to both facilities.
From the moment you walk in the front door you are greeted by beautiful artwork, enticing colors, and a sense of uniqueness, not normally associated with a hospital. The artwork behind the reception desk and the sculptures throughout the waiting room mimic the vertebrae and the anatomy of the spine. The woodwork, also curved like a spine, is also another design element making the hospital feel more inviting; offering an experience.
The hospital is designed to be comforting for patients as well as efficient for employees. Providing more accessibility, nurse stations are positioned in each corner of the second-floor. The patient rooms ensure patients are properly monitored, and have ample room for visitors and family members. Each room is equipped with a Murphy bed, for when overnight visitors need a place to sleep.
Personal hygiene is a challenge for a patient recovering from spine surgery. To ease those challenges, the bathroom was designed around a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Eliminating the tub and opting for a walk-in/open shower concept increases patient, and staff, safety reducing the risk of bending or twisting of the spine and aiding the healing process.
Another design challenge was around the size of the three state-of-the-art operating rooms. The surgeons all preferred a same-handed design, meaning an added expense of MEP system configuration.