A leader in heart health, St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) aimed to consolidate the services of its renowned heart program in a separately identifiable facility. Challenged by an existing space that had become outdated and was difficult for visitors to navigate, SJMC sought a new environment commensurate with the high-quality care they delivered. Tasked with expanding and reimagining the aging facility, Gresham Smith partnered with a consultant to design a 135,000-square-foot expansion and renovation that supports SJMC’s focus on patient-centered healing as well as its spiritual mission.

Client

St. Joseph Medical Center

Location

Towson, Maryland

Project Type

Healthcare

135k

square-foot expansion

30

bed inpatient unit

1

consolidated heart program

A Welcoming Gesture

A Welcoming Gesture

The comprehensive expansion and renovation included a consolidated heart program, a new main entrance and lobby, and other improvements. The first impression of the medical center is now formed by a 45-foot-high concave precast wall that creates a welcoming gesture for visitors and a brand-new identity for the facility.
Telling St. Joseph's Story

Telling St. Joseph's Story

Upon entering the lobby area, visitors are greeted by intimate seating areas and a Heritage Wall. The feature wall consists of eight windows, each revealing a piece of St. Joseph’s history over the last 100 years, from its convent days to present day.
The Heart of the Project

The Heart of the Project

Along with creating a new main entrance, consolidating and improving the facilities for the center’s heart program was a key goal. The consolidated Heart Institute continues St. Joseph’s history of innovation in heart care, bringing together some of the region’s most experienced and highly trained cardiologists.
A Full Scope of Cardiology Services

A Full Scope of Cardiology Services

Components of the consolidated Heart Institute include cardiac catheterization, outpatient cardiac services, a new 30-bed inpatient unit and imaging services. Sight lines into the cardiac prep-recovery rooms allow nurses to keep a constant watch on patients.
Never Skipping a Beat

Never Skipping a Beat

The first community hospital in the Baltimore area to perform open-heart surgery, St. Joseph Medical Center continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top heart hospitals, operating the largest open-heart surgery and all-digital cardiac catheterization programs in Maryland.

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Patricia West
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