Beginning in 2015, the multi-phase $27.5 million renovation of the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. saw the renovation of inpatient and outpatient areas in various pediatric units across the hospital.
The most significant aspect of the renovation was the addition of 30 private rooms to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), raising its total bed capacity to 63. The rooms were designed to create more space for patients, their families, and hospital staff. Additionally, 12 beds were added to the Pediatric Intensive Care Units, 20 to the Pediatric Step-down Units, and 12 to the Oncology and Hematology departments.
Courtesy Salah Foundation Children's Hospital.
A nautical design theme connects all the new rooms throughout each department. This includes custom-built headwalls that feature different sea creatures such as seahorses, dolphins, and sea turtles. Themed play spaces for patients are also included.
Thanks to special precautions taken by Skanska USA during construction, such as utilizing the firms InSite Monitor app that tracks noise, vibration, dust, and differential pressure, the hospital was able to remain open during the duration of the project.