Salt Lake City continues to build it's portfolio as a leading medical center
Orthopedic Surgery Center
The Center is a 100,000 gross square foot 3-story building bringing together clinical, academic and research activities of a growing and dynamic department.
The Department of Orthopedics and the University Hospitals and Clinics have entered into a partnership constructing and operating the new Orthopedic Surgery Center as an efficient, patient friendly, state-of-the-art, clinical and academic facility. Further, it supports the teaching and research mission of the Department of Orthopedics while enhancing the position of the University Hospitals and Clinics as the premier Orthopedic facility in the Intermountain West.
Huntsman Cancer Institute
The Huntsman family joined in an unparalleled scientific quest to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer at its source by donating $100 million to establish the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, immediately East of Downtown Salt Lake City.
On April 26, 2000, Jon Huntsman pledged an additional $125 million to fund ongoing research and to construct a Clinical Research Hospital adjacent to the Institute. These donations, along with subsequent gifts and grants, have helped HCI build a team of world-renowned specialists and to provide treatment services unparalleled in the region.
Recently completed Light Rail to Salt Lake City's Medical Centers and University of Utah Campus
Moran Eye Center
The new $54 Million 210,000 square foot John A. Moran Eye Center celebrated its grand opening, making the new center the largest most comprehensive eye center between the Mississippi River and the west coast.
Salt Lake City's, University of Utah Hospital, for the 13th time, was named one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
The new Moran Eye Center was designed and built based on input from focus groups consisting of individuals with varying levels of sight abilities. It is now home to more than 40 faculty members, including vision researchers and specialists who come from 10 different countries, including one of the top retinal research teams in the world, accompanied by over 350 staff members. These studies involve more than 2,700 clinical visits each year. .
The New Moran Eye Center...
Has attracted over 40 faculty members, including vision researchers and specialists who come from 10 different countries, and more than 350 staff members.
The New Moran Eye Center building...
Has more than 400,000 feet of data cabling for data transfer, network and telephones. This amounts to approximately 78 miles of cable!
Uses geo-foam blocks to "carve" the garden area. These blocks serve as lightweight "filler" in place of heavier topsoil.
Is made of more than 18,500 cubic yards of concrete the equivalent of a three-foot sidewalk from Salt Lake City to Logan, Utah.
Is constructed with more than 5 million pounds of steel
Had an average of 150 workers representing approximately 40 different contracting companies on the project each day.
Has placed 1,781,300 pounds of reinforcing steel bar (rebar) in concrete. This is the equivalent weight of approximately 600 mid-size cars.
Intermountain Health Care Campus
(John Linden) The new flagship medical center is set against the beautiful backdrop of Salt Lake City's, Wasatch Mountain Range.
Modern Focus on the Patient: Intermountain Medical Center by Anshen + Allen
Metro: Salt Lake City, Utah: A massive healthcare facility gives form to a parallel shift in medicine that emphasizes the art of healing rather than the mere administration of scientific procedures.
By Gregory Hoadley
October 25, 2007
Contemporary trends in medicine and design signal the end of the imposing sterility of older-generation hospital facilities. At Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, designed by Anshen+Allen, the principle of patient-centered care is at the heart of the design. The 1.5-million square foot facility embodies a new approach to clinical architecture, where sunlight, patient comfort, and natural materials are as much a part of the design equation as accommodating the latest in digital imaging equipment.
Located 10 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City, the Intermountain Medical Center, opening October 29, will be the flagship campus for Utah's Intermountain Healthcare. The new facility dispenses with the monolithic medical tower, instead featuring five separate clinics, each designed around the principles of patient comfort and dignity. Wood and stone surfaces complement warm interior color palettes, while serene landscaping, meditative spaces, private alcoves, and natural views will help instill a sense of calm.
Each of the five buildings on the 110-acre former brownfield site has its own identity, entrance, lobby, and parking. The 15-story J.L. Sorenson Patient Tower houses 486 inpatient units in specialized 32-bed sections. Patients and staff can discuss medical and insurance history in secluded wood-enclosed registration bays. Single-occupancy rooms maximize privacy and comfort, while reducing the risk of spreading airborne pathogens between patients. Each room has a sink near the door for visitors to wash their hands, additionally lowering risk of infection. Guests may prepare food in "family pantries," and glass curtain walls afford views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh ranges.
On the ground floor, emergency care is reorganized into low-level flex care, more urgent acute care, a trauma unit for the most critical cases, and a decision unit for those needing monitoring before a diagnosis. Meanwhile, the neighboring six-story, 120,000-square-foot George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Outpatient Care Center contains no beds. As emergency and inpatient care are located next door, outpatient schedules are more likely to run on time, from the clinical offices on the top four floors, to diagnostics on the second, to the surgery and pharmacy facilities on the ground level.
The seven-story J.L. Sorenson Heart and Lung Center features a labyrinth for walking meditation – along with cutting-edge technology. The three-story, 48,000- square-foot Jon and Karen Huntsman Cancer Center combines oncology, radiology, and surgery in an environment that revolves around patient needs, while the six-floor Carolyn Barnes Gardner Women and Newborn Center puts obstetrics, post-natal care, gynecology, and breast care under another roof.
Technology enhances patient-centered care throughout the design. Anti-microbial carpet dampens hallway noise, replacing the familiar sterile tiles. Two-way audiovisual networks link the pharmacy to private kiosks in the wards, where patients can order medications for delivery via pneumatic tubes. From scanners to gamma knives, medical equipment throughout the facility is state of the art.
Although located in separate buildings, acute care and cardiopulmonary services are located opposite each other to provide rapid-reaction options in emergencies. Indeed, the careful placement of the structures indicates that the traditional hierarchical hospital tower has been superseded by a closely integrated network of clinical sites.
Plugged into this clinical network, the freestanding Doty Family Education Center houses a 300-seat auditorium, eight classrooms, and two computer labs. This facility, unveiled in June, caters to the continuing education needs of medical professionals, and is already in use for seminars and review courses.
The turn away from the iconic object in modernism occurs in the context of an ongoing reevaluation of the meaning of modernity in architecture. Instead of the monolithic, nuance and fragmentation are welcome expressions. The Intermountain Center responds to a parallel shift in medicine, emphasizing the art of healing, rather than the mere administration of scientific procedures. This may ring post-modern, but it is not anti-modern: Hard research into the role of the environment in patient recovery has found that such factors as peace and quiet, natural light, comforting materials, and calming views have therapeutic effects. As such, Anshen + Allen's Intermountain Medical Center gives form to contemporary directions in architecture and medicine, setting a standard for a new model of clinical design.
(Anshen & Allen) Site plan: five Centers of Excellence act as pillars for organization and include a tertiary trauma and inpatient center, a heart and lung institute, a women's and newborn's center, a cancer center, and an outpatient center
(Cesar Rubio) Main lobby entrance
(John Linden) Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main lobby maximize connectivity to nature.
(John Linden) From the main lobby, visitors can look out to the Wasatch Mountain Range.
(John Linden) The spine of the building connects the entire campus with views out to nature to orient visitors.
(Cesar Rubio) Typical patient rooms in the J.L. Sorenson Patient Tower feature unusually large windows with views to the mountains and a sofa bed to accommodate family members.
(David Wakely) The resource library and “living room” sets the tone for the caring environment
(David Wakely) The Huntsman-funded radiation treatment rooms with sky images overhead; cabinetry conceals potentially intimidating technology.
(Cesar Rubio) Sunlight plays on the diverse materials and calming color scheme of the lobby in the J.L. Sorenson Heart & Lung Center.
(John Linden) The distinct entrance to the Carolyn Barnes Gardner Womens & Newborn Center features a large canopy for drop-off and pick-up.
(Cesar Rubio) Gift shop in the Women's Center lobby.
(Cesar Rubio) One of the innovations at IMC is the pass-through from the C-Section Room directly into a private NICU patient room where a neonatology team will resuscitate an infant.
(John Linden) The Doty Family Education Center includes a 300-seat auditorium, eight classrooms, and two computer labs.