CaroMont Health, Gastonia Critical Care Expansion - Rendering
CaroMont Health, Gastonia Critical Care Expansion - Rendering
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CaroMont Health, Gastonia Critical Care Expansion

CaroMont Regional Medical Center, established in 1973, recognized the need for infrastructure upgrades to its critical care rooms to align with modern healthcare standards.

McMillan Pazdan Smith designed new critical care rooms to the main campus. This four-story expansion was constructed atop the existing operating suite, which was originally designed for a vertical expansion.

The design prioritized seamless integration and minimal disruption to the existing operations below. To achieve this, elevator banks are positioned outside the footprint of the surgical suite, and an interstitial floor acts as a buffer.

Each floor of CaroMont Regional Medical Center’s new tower includes 26 state-of-the-art patient rooms, along with dedicated spaces for staff, families, and support services. The tower’s layout is thoughtfully organized, with one side dedicated to family and visitors. The adjacent Patient Resource Center makes access convenient. On the opposite side, emphasis is placed on staff, patients, and logistical needs. This ensures efficient circulation and connectivity with the rest of the hospital.

A bridge on the fourth level links the new critical care tower to the existing 1973 structure. This integration facilitates smooth transitions for staff, logistical operations, and patient discharge processes.