As the delivery of healthcare services continues to migrate to an outpatient basis, St. Clair Hospital outpatient volume grew by 130% from 2006 to 2018. The fastest growing hospital in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, St. Clair determined that the need exists within their primary catchment area to expand and update their outpatient services currently embedded in their existing hospital. To create a superior patient experience and increase efficiencies, a new facility will be added to their main campus to support the growth of these outpatient services.
This new outpatient center focuses on ease for patient use by providing valet and concierge services, along with co-locating numerous services so that a patient visit can be a “one stop” shop. The Diagnostic Imaging Suite supports multiple modalities and the procedural platform is designed around efficiency and on stage/off stage circulations. Patients have access to a Café, PT/OT suite, Pharmacy, and specialty physician practices that are contained within this one building.
The building incorporates the existing material palette present on the campus in an updated approach to reflect the evolving state-of-the-art care delivered within this addition.
This expansion is the largest the hospital has seen in 40 years and requires extensive collaboration and approvals between the two municipalities in which the hospital resides. The scope also includes a relocation of a municipal road to support the required footprint, while correcting a long-standing unsafe vehicular/pedestrian intersection.