Silver Spring, Maryland
365,000 GSF, 33,910 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Master Planning, Programming
acute care, ambulatory care, ambulatory surgery, bed tower, cancer, center of excellence, certificate of need, clinic, clinical laboratory, community hospital, diagnostic & treatment, emergency department, family-centered care, health system, healthcare, hospital, imaging, infection control, inpatient, intensive care unit (icu), ldrp, maternal health, medical office building (mob), neonatal intensive care unit (nicu), ob/gyn, oncology, outpatient, patient resource center, patient safety, patient satisfaction, patient-centered care, privacy, staff satisfaction, surgery, teaching hospital
Galvanizing community support for a major hospital expansion that was sorely needed, SmithGroupJJR delivered big, impactful design ideas as well as the sensitive touch needed for community relations.
The hospital was hindered by its compact site, limited parking, and poor signage and wayfinding. Circulation for staff, patients and visitors was intermixed, creating more disorder. In response, SmithGroupJJR reorganized the floor plans with a dramatic new entrance and public concourse, and added a two-story, vertical expansion to increase the number of private beds. Renovations led to state-of-the-art ambulatory care and diagnostic & treatment facilities. Behind the scenes, MEP systems were re-engineered for improved efficiency, comfort and health.
With improved circulation, a transformed image and neighborhood backing, Holy Cross Hospital is more responsive to strategic priorities and more efficiently serves its patients, staff, visitors, and community. The project has been so successful that the hospital is expanding again, building a new patient tower and a new satellite hospital—and has turned again to SmithGroupJJR to plan and design both.
Read more about how this hospital was completely transformed, and almost doubled in size.
Holy Cross Hospital Bed Tower Expansion
SmithGroupJJr is helping Holy Cross hospital expand once again with a 150-bed bed tower addition on their main Silver Spring campus.
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
This new satellite hospital will be the first hospital built on the campus of a community college.