New York University Downtown Hospital Outpatient Services
With the number of beds needed in hospitals declining due to shorter stays, hospitals are looking for new uses for the space previously devoted to inpatient bedrooms.
New York University Downtown Hospital, an affiliated hospital of the New York University Medical System serving the lower Manhattan community, asked Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC, in conjunction with Norman Rosenfeld Architects, to convert two floors of inpatient beds into a state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility used to serve the primary care needs of Wall Street and Chinatown communities. This conversion required complete gut renovations of the old floors in order to make room for new exam rooms, offices, waiting rooms, and support spaces.
These new facilities were designed with integrated communications and data wiring to all rooms and workstations for access to medical information systems. Exam rooms incorporate indirect and direct lighting for improved patient comfort.