Summary

Designed with children in mind, the new Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Department at the Eau Claire Hospital, Inc., combines whimsical and interactive design with holistic healing. Beginning at birth and continuing through high school and college, patients in the Department receive specialized care for all their health care needs.

This project was required to be exceptional from the beginning although many challenges came with working within an existing basement space that, at the time, was storage. The existing area boundaries and column locations were an issue with the layout as well as pragmatics of staff and patient flow.

The state-of-the-art facility has several new features including pediatric IV room for young patients, a private nursing room for mothers, and colorful surroundings to help create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere for children.

Features Include:
  • Pediatric IV room for young patients needing intravenous medication
  • Private lactation room for nursing mothers
  • Sound-proof audiology room to test hearing
  • Family restroom with regular and smaller-sized commodes
  • Reception area with an interactive floor, touch-screen computers with children's games and an adolescent area with a galaxy art display

Type
Facility Remodel

Size
90,000 SF

Status
Completed 2011