212,000 GSF, 19,695 M2
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Originally built in the 1930s, DMC Sinai-Grace had renovated several times to improve its emergency department. Still, a major overhaul was needed to support the large patient volumes that this urban hospital in northwest Detroit handles.
Accommodating the growth and adding new technology and enhanced security, SmithGroupJJR’s 135,000-square-foot addition delivers a new, enlarged ED; a 40-bed ICU; expanded clinical laboratory and radiology space; and a new, distinctive main entrance.
Designed for 125,000 visits per year, the new ED reduces patient length of stay through innovative operational efficiencies for registration, results waiting, and express care, and a separate patient discharge area streamlines throughput. State-of-the-art technology is integral to its 42 new hard-walled patient exam rooms, 94 treatment areas, and new trauma rooms. On the second floor of the addition, two 20-bed ICU units in a racetrack configuration bring natural light into the patient rooms while providing unit support services at the optimal location within the central core.
In the final phase, now under construction, the existing roof will be raised to house a new radiology department.
One of our favorite things is watching the excitement for a project build among the staff and community: DMC Sinai-Grace celebrates the topping out of their new ED and ICU addition.
An Investment in Northwest Detroit
After two years, $77 million, 200,000 man hours, 1,085 tons of steel, 9,176 sheets of dry wall and 1,200 gallons of paint, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital has officially opened its new state-of-the-art ED (video).