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ICU Phase II: MICU
Project No.: 08039.2
Location: Buffalo, New York
Client: Kaleida Health
Area: 10,300 SF
Construction Complete: December 2009
This was the second phase of a renovation project that would ultimately encompass 20,000 sq. ft. of the sixth floor at Buffalo General Hospital. This phase involved the renovation of the South wing of the 'A' Building into a new Medical Intensive Care Unit. Major goals in the design of this project included improved nurses' workspaces, increased patient visibility, durable and easier-to-maintain surfaces, and well-designed equipment storage. "Raising the bar" from Phase I was also an important goal as the design was improved to accommodate user-requested adjustments while reducing costs.