Erie County Medical Center
Center of Excellence for Kidney Care & Transplantation

IKM, as part of a joint venture team, was retained by the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) to program, plan, and design a new Center of Excellence for Kidney Care and Transplantation. Combining renovated hospital space with new construction, this new program will provide a new outpatient renal clinical service program, a vascular access center, a dedicated renal inpatient nursing unit, and an inpatient dialysis center all located in the existing ECMCC facility. Renovated spaces in the existing hospital include an outpatient renal clinic, vascular access center, renal inpatient nursing unit, and inpatient acute dialysis.

The Outpatient Renal Clinic provide outpatient services to the pre- and post-transplant patient population. This scope of work includes nine exam rooms, two treatment rooms, patient waiting/reception areas, administrative offices and physician work spaces, and the associated support spaces.

The Vascular Access Center includes two outpatient procedure rooms and an ultrasound room to support the chronic hemodialysis center. Dedicated patient and clinical support spaces will be provided, including reception/waiting areas.

The Renal Inpatient Nursing Unit is a 24-bed nursing unit to support the kidney transplant population as well as other acute renal patients. This single nursing unit is located on a floor of existing med-surg private and semi-private patient rooms. All existing patient rooms are being demolished and replaced with new, state-of-the-art single-patient rooms, including two multi-acuity patient rooms. Staff and clinical support functions will be located on the floor as well as a dedicated family lounge and restrooms.

A six-bay Inpatient Acute Dialysis Center will support the renal inpatient nursing unit with dedicated clinical support spaces and an infection isolation bay.

Also included in this initiative is a free-standing outpatient chronic hemodialysis center connected to the existing ECMCC hospital. This four-story building will include three floors and 12,000 square feet of medical office space. This freestanding building is located on the ECMCC campus and will include 36 hemodialysis chairs, outpatient education and community outreach offices, home dialysis training, and all associated clinical support spaces. The center is connected to the existing hospital via a newly constructed corridor.

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