University Medical Center
New Orleans, LA 70112
This project included renovations to the existing 3rd-floor inpatient physical therapy unit and adjacent operating room. The entire area was recommissioned into a Burn Center, and the necessary modifications were made to transform the former operating room into a burn-specific operating room.
The newly developed Burn Center now consists of 27,000 square feet, with 16 inpatient intensive care unit beds, 4 outpatient clinic rooms, a hydrotherapy room, therapy and rehabilitation center, and a dedicated operating room.
This project was carried out while there was an active healthcare occupancy. Infectious control provisions were maintained throughout the project’s duration for the safety of both patients and workers.
Provided there are no other active Burn Centers in the region, extensive coordination with the hospital’s facilities, the design team, the equipment suppliers and Clement Building Company was necessary to ensure the architectural design, engineering design and construction met the requirement of the specialized healthcare equipment.