Project category: Addition (completed February 2012)

Chief administrator: Peter Arn, Vice President of Capital Improvements/Campus Services, (410) 601-9000

Firm: Hord Coplan Macht, (410) 837-7311

Design team: Lee Coplan, AIA, Principal, Healthcare Studio Director; Scott Robison, AIA, Principal-in-Charge; Scott Davis, Project Manager; Rolf Haarstad, Project Designer; Brantley Davis, Architect; Sean Hughes, Architect; Amanda Fisher, Architect

Photography: Patrick Ross Photography

Total building area (sq. ft.): 57,000

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $386

Total construction cost (excluding land): $22,000,000

The new Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai, designed by Hord Coplan Macht, is a $29.5 million, 57,200 sf facility featuring 26 private rooms that support Sinai Hospital’s philosophy of family-centered care.

The design creates a new and distinct physical presence for Sinai’s pediatric center of excellence.   It provides a new lobby for the new Samuelson Children’s Hospital and the Blaustein Women’s Health Center, as well as the Labor and Delivery Department.  The full continuum of care in this single inpatient unit includes medical surgery (med/surg), oncology specialty care, and universal inpatient rooms which can provide intensive care.

With the input of families and staff, the unit is designed to keep children comfortable and entertained.  Large expanses of glass bring natural light into both patient rooms and central areas. Medical equipment and technology has been integrated into the patient rooms to be unobtrusive to the child. Using bold color as a guide for orientation and accent, the unit maintains a playful feel with oversized room numbers and custom-designed, extra large elevator buttons. 

Family Centered Care (FCC), the core concept this expansion is based upon, recognizes that family is the constant in a child’s life and that integrating family into patient care improves medical outcomes. Patient rooms are designed to create distinct zones for caregivers, patients, and family.  They have ample space for the movement of wheelchairs, beds, and equipment while also providing a lounge and sleep space for parents who stay with their children overnight throughout their stay.