Main Line Health: Paoli Hospital, NICU

Healthcare Pediatrics Pennsylvania
A part of a substantive renovation and expansion of their existing maternity program, Paoli wanted to shape a state of the art NICU that would support program expansion. The final plan accommodates a potential of 12-14 infant care bays/rooms; Phase I provided an initial 6 semiprivate bassinets and an isolation room. The plan focuses on shaping a six-bay pod supported by a satellite clinical control station that promotes direct visualization and immediate care for the patient. 

Accommodation of parents was also a critical part of the project mission, and the semiprivate bays were sized to accommodate the infant, a clinical care team and the parents with comfort.  In addition, the interior design focused on shaping an environment that was calm and purposefully non-institutional.  Thus, sliding doors are used in lieu of standard hospital curtains, and furniture was selected that responds to the needs for both infection control and family comfort.  


Paoli, PA


8,000 SF


Architecture, Interior Design

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