FIRST LOOK: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Lyman and Hooker Buildings

During a stay at long-term care hospital Gaylord Specialty Healthcare campus in Wallingford, Conn., patients transition between the modern Milne Pavilion built in 2008 and the Lyman and Hooker buildings built in the 1950s and 1970s, respectively. The disparities in aesthetics and functionality between these spaces frequently caused dips in patient satisfaction scores, inspiring a renovation to create a more consistent experience.

Slated for completion in May 2022, the $7.6 million, 38,000-square-foot project includes the renovation of 100 inpatient rooms. Designed by E4H Environments for Health Architecture (New York), the project adds central gathering spaces as well as functional space updates to accommodate new technology and storage solutions to optimize staff collaboration and workflow.

Patient rooms were renovated to accommodate users of varying abilities. In each patient room, new ceiling-mounted patient lifts, lighting controls, and smart televisions will be installed, as well as finish upgrades including flooring, paint, plumbing, new toilets, sinks, and window blinds. Headwalls were rearranged to meet more modern standards by consolidating medical gas outlets on one side of the patient, and including convenience outlets with USB charging ports for patient devices.

 

Project details:

Facility name: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare Lyman and Hooker Buildings

Location: Wallingford, Conn.

Expected completion date:  May 2022

Owner: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Total building area: 38,000 square feet

Total construction cost: $7.6 million

Cost/sq. ft.: $200/sq. ft.

Architecture: E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Interior design: E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Contracting: O, R & L Construction

Engineering: AKF (MEP), PES Structural Engineers

 

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