PHOTO TOUR: Mount Sinai Guggenheim Emergency Department Rapid Medical Evaluation Unit

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York wanted to create a facility that supports new workflow processes and represents a new future for the delivery of care for the aging Mount Sinai Emergency Department (ED). The project includes the implementation of a rapid medical evaluation (RME) unit, increasing the number of isolation rooms, and consolidating departments to add inpatient beds.

E4H (New York, N.Y.) provided design services for a new ED at the Mount Sinai Hospital’s Guggenheim Pavilion. The project involves a multi-phased renovation and expansion over a five-year period to modernize the 30-year-old existing ED.

The first phase of this project creates a 7,500-square-foot RME unit to identify patient acuity levels and treat low-acuity patients within the unit. The goal of this split-flow approach is to diagnose and treat low-acuity patients faster, allowing the acute unit to focus on sicker patients, increasing bed capacity in the acute unit, and improve overall wait times.

Additional phases will include consolidating administration spaces to create additional space for patient treatment and an expansion of the existing CT/X-ray rooms, including equipment upgrades, will accommodate a larger patient population.


Project details:

Facility name: Mount Sinai Guggenheim Emergency Department Rapid Medical Evaluation Unit

Location New York

Completion date: March 2021

Owner: Mount Sinai

Total building area: 32,000 sq. ft.

Total construction cost: Confidential

Cost/sq. ft.: Confidential

Architecture firm: E4H Environments for Health

Interior design: E4H Environments for Health

Contracting: Hunter Roberts Construction Group

Engineering: Vanderweil Engineering

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