St. Clair Hospital is an independent community hospital providing comprehensive, high quality care to the residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Hospital retained IKM Incorporated, as a knowledge-based healthcare planning and design firm, to provide professional services to implement the building and facility plan for a new Emergency Department.
This renovation of Memorial Hospital’s Existing Emergency Department corrects circulation patterns, increases patient privacy, and expands into adjacent space abandoned by other projects within the Hospital in order to accommodate the increase in the number of patients the Hospital has been experiencing. The total area is 12,000 square feet.
With their knowledge base of healthcare design and long term relationship with the West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS), IKM was retained by Canonsburg General Hospital (part of WPAHS) to design a new Emergency Department.
PIttsburgh healthcare architects, IKM Incorporated were selected to design of the addition to the existing Indiana Regional Medical Center to create a state-of-the-art Emergency Department. The program called for twenty exam/treatment rooms and three dedicated trauma rooms. Separate entrances are provided for ambulance patients and ambulatory/walk-in patients.
IKM was retained by St. Clair Hospital for the interior renovation of approximately 9,500 square feet of existing medical office space to accommodate South Hills Orthopaedic Associates as a tenant on the second floor of the Oxford Drive Medical office building. As the architects for the ongoing interior renovation of the building, the IKM team was selected for its knowledge of the structure, working relationships with the authorities having jurisdiction and a long standing relationship with the hospital client.
The project comprises 340,000 SF of new construction including a front entry atrium, a 4-story orthopedic center, and a 5-1/2 story vertical addition to an existing building.The new four-story building reestablishes the sidewalk boundary and garden yard for the neighborhood. The new facade includes building elements such as pre-cast spandrels and mullion treatments that are sympathetic to the scale of the neighboring row houses.
Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania determined that they could improve patient care and the outcomes of their orthopedic patients if they pulled that service line into a separate, yet co-joined facility. They retained IKM to design a state of the art Orthopedic Specialty Hospital that would redefine the standard of care for the community. The project reshapes the hospital’s image by creating a grander, more hospitality-like entry reflective of it’s vision for healthcare and commitment to the community.
Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania determined that they could improve patient care and the outcomes of their orthopedic patients if they pulled that service line into a separate, yet co-joined facility. They retained IKM to design a state of the art Orthopedic Specialty Hospital that would redefine the standard of care for the community.
IKM was selected in a competitive process to program, plan and design a new Orthopaedic Center of Excellence for a joint venture of a major Midwest hospital system and one of the largest orthopaedic physician practices in their region. Having recently completed state-of-the-art orthopaedic facilities, IKM offered a competitive knowledge-base of expertise over the other firms being considered.
IKM was selected in a competitive design process to program, plan and design a new post acute care hospital for The Reading Hospital and Medical Center (TRHMC) This new facility houses the entire post acute continuum of care.
IKM was retained to renovate the sixth and seventh floors of E & F Buildings on the UPMC Mercy Hospital campus in support of a planned Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center of Excellence initiative at UPMC. With a deep knowledge base of healthcare design, IKM created a public circulation path to divert unrelated pedestrian traffic around the new unit. The unit provided dedicated spaces for stroke therapy, brain injury unit, and a general rehabilitation unit within the rehabilitation center.
IKM Incorporated was selected to provide professional design services for the renovations of Sunnyview Home, the skilled nursing home in Butler County. The projects undertaken at Sunnyview include the design of an Alzheimer Unit, renovations to the beauty salon, multipurpose room/chapel, rehabilitation suite, first-floor offices, and kitchen, the solarium, resident lounge, dining/activity room, nurse station and support spaces.
In order to better serve the residents, as well as the community, the Washington County Health Center selected IKM Incorporated to provide architectural design services for a series of renovations, upgrades and additions to the current, twenty-five year old facility.
The projects under this ongoing services contract included: renovation and remodeling of the existing nursing stations; complete interior finish upgrades; renovation, remodeling and expansion of the resident care units; the addition of new dining and recreation areas; and development of a master facility plan and site plan. It is anticipated that the projects being considered would be completed over the course of the next one to five years with the master facility plan identifying and outlining the priority order of projects.
In an effort to consolidate multiple outpatient services in Pittsburgh’s southern neighborhoods, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh retained IKM to design a new four-story, 60,000 gross square foot outpatient care facility in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania.
Visible from, the I-79 corridor, the project establishes a singular image for Children’s Hospitals by employing a unique geometric composition that responds to the building’s context and the multiple vantage points from which it is seen.
Public spaces and waiting areas are organized along the angular front of the building with generous expanses of glass providing natural daylight and views with clinical spaces organized efficiently in the rectangular building mass behind. The project consolidates a full spectrum of pediatric outpatient services into one facility including clinical spaces for General Medicine, Express Care, Neurology, ENT, Speech Therapy, Behavioral Health, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Radiology.
Based upon our knowledge base of healthcare design, IKM was selected to design the nearly 9,000 square foot Gamma Knife addition to the Oakwood Center. The first floor of the addition houses the Gamma Knife instrument, one of the most precise radiosurgical devices physicians are using to battle cancer tumors in the brain. The instrument enables very precise surgical changes to be made within the brain without the risks of conventional surgery or radiation therapy. The first floor also includes the main reception area, exam rooms, physicians’ and nursing offices, recovery area and appropriate support spaces.
Oncology Treatment Interior Renovation
The West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) in conjunction with a physician run network of medical oncology practice sites jointly determined that an alternate business arrangement would be beneficial.
The agreement involved conversion of 13 physician practice sites to hospital owned provider based. Conversion to provider based places the practice sites under the review and auspices of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care. This includes the administrative and operational protocols as well as physical requirements associated with the special organizations of the sites.
As one of the 13 different sites to be renovated, the design challenge with the WPAON Jefferson site was to blend the technical requirements of the medical center with the building owner’s model without losing site of staff efficiencies and patient comfort. IKM architects were called upon because of their knowledge-base of healthcare design.
The West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS) in conjunction with a physician run network of medical oncology practice sites...
IKM was commissioned by Trinity Associates development to design a state-of-the-art, three-story structure of 34,500 square feet as a new professional office building to house an increasing number of physicians’ practices from the surrounding hospitals.
Allegheny General Hospital has been recognized by leading healthcare industry analysts as one of the nation’s premier hospitals for orthopedic surgery and AGH’s orthopedic program is ranked among the nation’s best for its quality of care. In this project, IKM designed the renovation of one floor, 50,000 square feet, of the Federal North building to accommodate Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates and the Human Motion Center to create the Orthopedic Center at Allegheny General.
IKM was retained to design the second building in a medical campus setting in Martinsburg, West Virginia. This new 34,000 SF, three-story professional office building is connected to the TriState Surgical Services ambulatory surgery building (also designed by IKM) to provide the appropriate medical office space to serve the needs of the community.
Tri State Surgical Center is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center located in Martinsburg, WV. IKM was hired as the design partner in a design/build relationship to create a 12,000 s.f. ambulatory surgery center for a group of physicians who wanted to provide a more efficient and affordable alternative to traditional hospital based surgery.
This project involved the renovation of existing operating rooms to support minimally invasive surgical procedures and equipment. The space was designed to facilitate the use of the latest, high-tech robotic surgery methods.
The project called for replacing all OR lights with specialized lighting fixtures that included video cameras. Additional cameras were installed in the rooms to transmit on-going procedures to remote locations and an observation suite was added for educational purposes.
As part of the growth and expansion project, IKM Architects designed a new Heart and Vascular Center at the WPH Forbes Regional Campus. The Center features two large operating rooms designed for cardiac and other advanced surgical procedures.
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital is the only hospital in the tri-state area and one of just four hospitals in Pennsylvania to offer this unique technology that enables physicians to plan, verify and deliver radiation therapy more accurately than ever before. To enhance the treatment center of the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System, the Western Pennsylvania Hospital utilized the architectural design skills of IKM Incorporated.