The Orthopedic Associates of Hartford (OAH) recently announced plans for a 45,000-sf outpatient surgical center. Surgeons in the facility will perform shoulder, knee, and hip replacements; spine surgery; shoulder and knee arthroscopy; hand, wrist, elbow, foot, and ankle surgery; and interventional pain procedures to relieve pain and restore function.
The new center will replace the existing 15-year-old OAH surgical center. The new location is 40% larger and will allow surgeons to handle over 100 cases a day and, at capacity, up to 15,000 cases per year.
Designed by MBH ARCHITECTURE, the surgical center will include seven operating rooms and one procedure room. Each operating room is over 600 sf to accommodate the latest technology and robotic systems and to provide surgeons with more room to comfortably operate. These rooms feature the most advanced sterilization systems on the market. On the lower level there are approximately 25 rooms for doctors to see patients and a full service physical therapy center. Patients will have the ability to stay for up to 23 hours.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, stone walls, and soothing colors were used to increase patient comfort. Centria panels on the building’s exterior have built-in insulation and water drainage systems to help improve the building’s efficiency.
The facility is slated for a January 7, 2019 completion date with an official ribbon cutting ceremony in February.