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Adaptive Re-Use Project of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Adaptive Re-Use Project of Planned Paren

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) recently moved into a newly renovated 5,120SF space designed by MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health. This adaptive re-use project updated an existing storefront to incorporate architectural details which had previously been covered with metal siding. The original wood flooring and brick façade were exposed and refurbished, creating an updated space that reflects both PPNNE’s recent re-branding effort and the history of White River Junction, Vermont.


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. 

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Healthcare Design Features Cohen Children's Hospital
Healthcare Design Features Cohen Childre

The new addition to Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York is located on the North Shore Long Island Jewish campus. The parcel was bound by campus roadways and the existing children's hospital, which led to the building's angular shape. This orientation also serves to provide greater access to natural light for new and existing patient rooms. 

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Blythedale Pediatric Long Term Care
Blythedale Pediatric Long Term Care

The third phase of Blythedale Hospital's expansion and renovation includes the conversion of old nursing units to long term care. The 16,500SF project provides 24 beds.

MorrisSwitzer developed the master plan for this freestanding children's rehabilitation hospital and has completed Phase 1 and 2.