The emergency suite at the Glen Cove Hospital posed the problem of maintaining uninterrupted full service while expanding and renovating the existing space. “Swing space” adjacent to or outside the unit was unavailable and the problem was intensified by a tight site condition.
The design concept evolved from a programmatic requirement for individual, private treatment rooms and the need to phase construction in a series of stages. Close coordination with staff, administration, and facilities engineering was mandatory for success. Phased asbestos removal preceded demolition and construction phases. Other projects designed at Glen Cove included a new ambulatory surgery unit as well as administrative and accounting areas.