Pediatric Specialty Hospital
The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center is a one of a kind healthcare facility that provides specialized transitional pediatric care. It is the only Hospital of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania. When the opportunity arose to expand their hospital facilities, the goals were established to design family-focused patient rooms like no others.
Two new nursing units were designed in a vertical addition over an existing one-story wing of the Hospital. Each provides patient rooms with a home-like environment with three integrated zones; one for the patient, one for staff activities, and one that provides space for parents. The rooms permit parents to stay with their children and be a part of the caring process 24/7. Outside the patient rooms are common spaces such as a kitchen/lounge and computer station that offer families an opportunity to have a pause in the care process but still be close.
The nursing units are designed to create a positive environment for the Hospital’s pediatric patients whose ages range from birth to 21. Bright colors, touchable surfaces, fun furniture, playful artwork and interesting ceilings create a fascinating world of positive distractions for patients and family.