Broward Health Coral Springs South Tower Expansion
Broward Health Coral Springs South Tower Expansion | Coral Springs, FL
For over 75 years, Broward Health has been providing health care services to patients in the area. It is among the 10 largest health systems in the country. This expansion project for Coral Springs Medical Center increased bed capacity from 196 to 250. The tower addition was a four-story, 130,000-sq.-ft. horizontal expansion, which now houses the Mother/Baby program, medical/surgical patient rooms and new entrances for the hospital.
Design Team MGE Architects
An existing area previously occupied by the lobby and gift shop became the connector to the vertical circulation core. During construction, this area was used as a temporary lobby, with a temporary drop-off canopy, allowing for the construction area to be isolated from the public. The first floor houses the maternity suite, with 10 labor and delivery rooms, a triage area, PACU, and C-section rooms with the appropriate support areas. A new elevator core was added to connect the first floor to the upper floors, specifically providing a direct connection between the maternity suite and the neo-natal unit.
The second floor is occupied by the relocated NICU and 28 new private post-partum rooms. The area closest to the existing hospital has the new 10-bed NICU, with approximately half of the stations as private and the other half as open bays. The other half of the floor is occupied by the post-partum rooms, configured in a racetrack layout with the rooms around the perimeter and support services at the center.
The third floor includes the new medical/surgical wing with 28 new patient rooms, and the fourth floor is currently a shell space, with all of the utilities in place for future development as a patient floor.
Upgrades were made to the campus' central energy plant including the replacement of several generators and a chiller replacement. The project was AHCA Inspected.
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