“Our new Intensive Care Unit was named the ‘Best in the U.S.’ by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health. It is very functional, aesthetic, and pleasing in all respects.” – PETER BETTS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, EAST JEFFERSON GENERAL HOSPITAL
Blitch Knevel built a full-scale mock ICU and let the nurses, doctors, and staff come in to use and critique it. As a result, patient rooms are much larger that usual; all headwall units can accommodate medical gas lines and monitors; unique ‘break-away’ doors can be slid out of the way to move patients, equipment, and personnel into and out of the rooms quickly and easily; the rooms are plumbed for dialysis in the event of kidney failure. The entire design is very flexible, functional, and comfortable.
Other Design Awards & Publications
- 1993 ICU Design Citation, “Best in the U.S.” – Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health
- 1993 AIA Health Facilities Review
- 1992 Alpha Award for Excellence – Interiors