SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, Hybrid OR and Surgery Waiting
St. Louis, Missouri
Christner worked with Cardinal Glennon to create a new Hybrid Operating Room and an expansion to their existing Surgery and Endoscopy Suite. The new OR’s bi-plane CT scanner allows surgeons greater precision during surgical procedures which can greatly improve patient outcomes in specific procedures.
Locating the Hybrid OR in proximity to the existing ORs necessitated moving the existing pre-op holding area. The holding area is designed with children in mind, and includes colorful patterns on the walls and floor, decorative light covers over each stretcher, and individual TVs for each of the seven pre-op bays.
The surgery waiting area was also expanded as part of this project. The new waiting area which serves the existing ORs, endoscopy and the new Hybrid OR, was designed to meet the varying needs and tastes of family groups. Our planners conducted surveys of patients’ families to better understand their preferences. As a result, the waiting area is zoned for different uses, including a large television viewing zone, smaller quiet reading zones (both with ottomans for comfort), and a banquette with tables for eating and laptop use.