The project involved the relocation of an existing 6 operating room orthopedic surgery procedure center on the south side of the city to a new location with 8 operating rooms on the north side. The project involved the complete renovation of a 47,713 sf former office space into an outpatient surgery center. The building now affords convenient on-site patient parking with an entrance canopy for curb side patient drop off and pickup after surgery. The center at Taft Road is designed to provide larger operating rooms for more complex orthopedic procedures. It also provides Stage 1 and 2 Post Anesthesia Recovery and an Extended Recovery Suite which will provide 12 private patient rooms. The renovated facility is a single-story building constructed of Type II non-combustible construction, is fully appointed with sprinklers, equipped with a fire alarm and smoke detection system and divided into three smoke compartments in compliance with NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
The building is comprised of 8 operating rooms, (with future capacity for 10), a prep/hold area with 16 patient stations and a 27 patient station recovery area. The Central Sterile processing area includes separate rooms for gross decontamination of medical instruments, sterilization and clean instrument storage. Multiple nurse’s stations with satellite staff stations with hand washing facilities will be situated in the prep/holding and recovery areas to provide monitoring of traffic throughout the center. Additional spaces include soiled and clean linen rooms, locker rooms, offices, conference rooms, reception/waiting room for 67 people and multiple ADA accessible patient and staff toilet rooms. There will be a small 3,083 sf medical office tenant space that is separated from the Center by a one hour fire rated wall. It will have its own separate entry.