Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has provided residents of Denver, Colorado, and its surrounding communities with exceptional, patient-centric care since 1926. When HCA Healthcare sought a surgery expansion at P/SL, along with a complete renovation of a 25-plus-year-old patient floor located in the main patient-room tower on the 11th floor, they called on Gresham Smith. Our surgical expansion design allows P/SL to incorporate “smart” operating room technology, making it the first hospital in North America to offer this next generation OR integration platform. The renovated patient rooms provide an enhanced, spa-like atmosphere for patients who are recuperating from orthopedic and spine surgeries.
square-foot, 2-story surgery expansion
square-foot renovation of existing surgery suite
square-foot renovation of pre-op and PACU recovery spaces
A Right-Sized RenovationThe surgery expansion on the second floor of the hospital’s A Building comprised the addition of two state-of-the-art operating rooms for the surgical treatment of spine and orthopedic cases. The first floor of the addition was designed as shell space with the intent to house a future horizontal expansion of the adjacent central sterile department. The expansion also included the major renovation of 10 existing ORs, which were undersized and challenged by poor circulation within the surgical floor. We right-sized the ORs by capturing unused spaces that housed out-of-date sterilizers, while reworking the core to provide better circulation for surgery staff.
The pre-operative and PACU recovery renovation provides the hospital with 37 right-sized prep/PACU bays with services sufficient for both uses. This allows the bays to “swing” during the day to handle patient volumes depending on the daily surgery schedule.