2015 marks the 25th year of MorrisSwitzer's commitment to healthcare design.


Inpatient Project for  Elizabethtown Community Hospital Receives CON Approval
Inpatient Project for Elizabethtown Com

Elizabethtown, NY - Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH), part of the University of Vermont Health Network, received CON approval for a $10M upgrade to their inpatient unit. Designed by MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health, this project includes patient room replacement, new infrastructure, and interior updates.

The inpatient unit project focuses on meeting the patient-centered goals of the hospital while working within a finite footprint. New, decentralized nursing stations will allow for more effective care, and private bathrooms in all inpatient rooms will be provided to increase accessibility for caregivers and patients with limited mobility. Wider hallways will also improve access for patients with walkers or wheelchairs, allowing both patients and staff to navigate with ease.

The infrastructure upgrade will allow ECH to keep pace with emerging technology and improve patient comfort with new HVAC systems. The interior design will reflect the surrounding Adirondack mountains, creating a peaceful and nature inspired atmosphere.

MorrisSwitzer has a long-term relationship with Elizabethtown Community Hospital and recently designed their new Au Sable Forks Clinic for primary care, as well as the recent Westport Health Center expansion and renovation project, both in New York State.


University of Vermont Medical Center
University of Vermont Medical Center

In response to growing demands, Unviersity of Vermont Medical Center formerly Fletcher Allen, will undergo an inpatient bed replacement. The new design includes up to 4 inpatient floors and 128 private rooms.

Each private patient room is being designed with a medical/surgical telemetry bed and enhanced monitoring capability. These technologically sophisticated rooms will cut down on patient transfers, assist with infection control, and vastly improve the patient experience by increasing privacy and reducing noise. Patient rooms will also include space for supporting family members as well as ample natural light.

MorrisSwitzer has a 25 year relationship with Fletcher Allen and has worked in nearly every department of the hospital.

Research &

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. 

On the Boards

Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology Research
Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotec

The Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology Research is located at the VAMC in Providence, RI and is run in partnership with Brown University. The multi-floor addition project includes dry labs, offices for staff and graduate students, conference space, mechanical and electrical infrastructure updates, and storage.  The forward thinking exterior complements the existing 1990’s Research Building and reflects the breakthrough scientific research being used to develop technology that will serve returning Veterans.