CallisonRTKL designed the pavilion as a curved shape building to mimic the flow and aesthetics of the Hudson River and included a large expanse of glass on the west side to maximize views from patient rooms. In order to create a clarity of flows for ambulances, patients and guests, the pavilion is separated into four distinct zones – inpatient, outpatient, service and emergency – each having their own destination and entry point.
The pavilion includes a hospital lobby, emergency department with 66 treatment rooms, inpatient imaging services, operating suite, central sterile supply, 30 bed critical care unit, 264 private medical/surgical beds, rooftop helipad, loading dock, conference center, café, and central plant expansion.
In addition to the features of the new inpatient pavilion, the Vassar Brothers Medical Center is also the first registered healthcare project in the state of New York for the new LEED for Healthcare Version 4 (v4) and second in the U.S. U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) classified the new LEED v4 as the most significant comprehensive update since LEED’s inception. It has placed a higher intensity on aggressive energy and water efficiency prerequisites and has unprecedented building reporting and disclosure requirements. “The future of green building in healthcare is here with Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s new inpatient pavilion providing a benchmark for high-performance design,” said Steve Stokes, CSSGB, LEED GA, senior associate vice president, CallisonRTKL. – See more at: http://www.callisonrtkl.com/news/new-tower-sets-benchmark-for-world-class-care/#sthash.TwMhBC46.dpuf