The surgery expansion and renovation at Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is focused on increasing the surgery capacity of the hospital, while improving the patient process and experience.
The design team led MMC through a series of visioning sessions that identified goals and metrics to measure the design’s success and value. The new expanded surgery center features six new operating rooms, 23 post-anesthesia care units (PACU), 30 pre- and post-holding bays, expanded surgical support spaces and a new outpatient waiting area.
The design responds to objectives MMC hopes the new center will achieve, including improving patient outcomes and designing an environment that improves patient safety. Patient and visitor satisfaction was addressed with dedicated family space in the holding bays. The larger built suites can accommodate orthopedics and neurology procedures.