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Valley Health Services Celebrates New Assisted Living Facility
Valley Health Services Celebrates New As


Valley Health Services has cut the ribbon on its new $8M assisted living facility in Herkimer, New York.  This facility will provide a dignified, serene, and interactive location where residents will have access to a range of services. The first of its kind in Herkimer County, the facility will provide options for the over 600 older adults in the area who are currently in need of assisted housing options. The 46 studio apartments are private and comfortable, with a home-like atmosphere.  The facility is designed to easily expand with additional units to meet growing demand and also includes an on-site training center for Home Health Aides and Nursing Assistant certification. 

Featured Projects

Eastern Maine Medical Center
Eastern Maine Medical Center


A multi-phased $247M modernization project for Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) broke ground with a 361,000SF projects that will provide state-of-the-art operating rooms, consolidated heart care, updated space for laboring moms and their babies, new neonatal intensive care space, and increased private rooms for patients.
The project utilizes evidence-based design in its approach to patient-centered care and is a Center for Health Design Pebble Project member. Phase 1 of the project includes a 29 single-bassinet neonatal intensive care unit, 6 labor and delivery rooms with 25 postpartum rooms, nuclear medicine, non-invasive cardiology, 8 invasive labs, 32 inpatient telemetry rooms, a 24-bed critical care unit, and 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms with pre-op and PACU. The new surgical center will include 2 hybrid ORs and connect with the existing outpatient ORs to create a single surgical department. Emphasis was placed on durability and ease of maintenance as well as infection control, and the comfort of patients and staff. 

Research

Facility Design with the Patients at the Center
Facility Design with the Patients at the


Partner Jennifer Arbuckle, AIA, LEED AP, presented research "Facility Design with the Patients at the Center," with Dartmouth Hitchcock's VP of Community Group Practices, Christine Schon, MPA, FACMPE, at the Medical Group Management Association 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV. 

On the Boards

Mass General Cancer Center and Pharmacy at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Mass General Cancer Center and Pharmacy


This new 16,200SF Cancer Center brings multiple physician’s practices into one coordinated care location where patients and their families will have the opportunity to meet with their medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists all in a single visit. The 18 infusion bays will include privacy screening and space to accommodate a supporting family member or friend, 4 private infusion rooms are designed to comfort and support those who wish to be secluded during the infusion process.  The infusion treatment area will include ample daylight and views of a landscaped roof garden. The addition also includes private physician’s offices and 13 exam rooms. The pharmacy renovation will include a new sterile compounding suite to support the increased volume of the Cancer Center.  This multidisciplinary cancer care center will increase access to new and innovative treatments from Mass General including clinical trials, and provide genetic screening and counseling for patients and families.