Keystone Architecture, Inc. was commissioned by Home Hospital to design a new multi-story medical office building to replace a less than adequate existing facility for the Woman's Clinic. The program called for eight individual physician's suites and two nurse practitioner's suites, along with an ultrasound suite, mammography suite, laboratory, two minor procedure rooms, and one major procedure room.
The Woman's Clinic is occupied and visited primarily by women and was designed with them in mind. Special attention was paid to the design of the exam rooms for both visual privacy and good sound isolation. Each exam room has such features as a privacy dressing cubicle within the exam room, each with a full length mirror, rod and shelf, chair and a "ready light", controlled by the patient to signal to the physician that she is ready for her exam.
Common areas are warm and inviting, with mahogany stained wood trim and overhead lighting with shielded lenses. All interior colors, textures, and finishes were selected by Keystone Architecture and the administrator of Woman's Clinic.
An elevated skywalk connects the fourth floor of the Woman's Clinic to the fifth floor of Home Hospital, allowing direct access to the OB/GYN wing of the hospital without the need for physicians or patients to go outside. The fourth floor of the Woman's Clinic houses the laboratory, mammography and an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The ASC suite contains the surgery room, admissions area, patient dressing area, recovery room for two patients, and the necessary support facilities such as clean and soiled utility rooms, sterile work room, and physician scrub room. The major procedure room is a complete operating surgery room with emergency power source; separate heating, cooling and humidity controls; medical gases, including oxygen, air, and vacuum; and double headed surgery light overhead.