Optimus designed the reorganization and expansion of Nathan Littauer’s Emergency Department. Upon starting our services, a major donor and hospital board member asked that we travel with him and other hospital representatives to Glenwood Springs, CO to see Valley View Hospital, a Planetree hospital. Valley View established extremely high standards, causing hospital CEO, Larry Kelly to worry about his budget. Optimus was not concerned, as we have delivered similar projects at affordable budgets throughout our twenty year healthcare design practice.
Optimus worked closely with the clinical staff to achieve their functional needs. We then delivered a character and appearance that was hailed by staff, patients and visitors as an “Adirondack resort” while delivering state-of-art emergency care. When the project was dedicated in 2010, CEO, Larry Kelly exclaimed that the new $2 million dollar ED was the best value he could ever imagine. The major donor was equally proud that his contribution inspired the hospital to go beyond everyone’s expectations, achieving an ED that compares well with those costing many times more.