Specializing in the design of Surgery facilities, Optimus has designed many freestanding privately owned ASC’s, as well as In-patient & Out-patient Hospital Surgery Units.
Optimus designed two surgical projects separated by ten years at NDH. This second project is a portion of our 2004 major expansion and modernization of the hospital. This surgical portion reorganized the Surgical Suite. Prep and Post Op for ambulatory surgery, along with Recovery were relocated and expanded in the new 55,000 sf addition. A new MIS OR was added. A spare OR shell space was provided, temporarily used for family waiting. Staff locker and changing rooms were enlarged. The former Prep are was converted to staff offices and supply storage. Circulation through surgery was reconfigured for a circular patient flow.
This projected supported the expansion of NDH’s orthopedic surgery program. We designed a medical office for Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County on the same floor where patients could be seen prior to and post surgery.