The renovation of the Ambulatory Surgery Suite at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., representing the final implementation of a multi-phase master plan, is now complete.

The new Ambulatory Surgery Suite, Interventional Radiology Suite and East Lobby provides operational efficiency by uniting prep and recovery areas for Interventional Radiology services as well as traditional inpatient and outpatient surgeries. These spaces will also support and expand the core components of the Planetree Model of Person-Centered Care, which has been part of Griffin Hospital’s institutional identity since 1994.

The 11,000-square-foot Ambulatory Surgery Suite features 18 recovery bays with two private rooms and upgrades to the OR Suite, recovery area, waiting area and reception. The flexible design includes decorative ceilings, natural skylights as well as indirect lighting, a fireplace, private nooks for seating, and a stone tile accent wall with an integrated virtual window display. Accents of natural stones, warm wood tones, organic patterns, reflective tiles, and colors reminiscent of water and botany provide patients with a peaceful environment.

The designer on the project was The S/L/A/M Collaborative.