A replacement community hospital campus achieves remarkable results

Sentara Healthcare
Martha Jefferson Hospital

Charlottesville, Virginia

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital hired Kahler Slater to master plan and design their new 176-bed replacement hospital campus with a goal of re-defining community health care and becoming a national benchmark. Kahler Slater ensured their vision was met through every experience. 

To embrace the historic views in the shadow of Monticello while minimizing visual impact to the community, the hospital is set into the hillside, minimizing site construction and cost. Organized into Centers of Excellence, the new campus supports flexible expansion and efficient delivery of services. The master plan includes 1,300,000 square feet and 448 inpatient beds, yet is designed to a human scale to feel comforting and welcoming.

Evidence-based design, Lean operational improvement strategies and safety-centric planning are integrated throughout. A Surgical and Interventional Procedural Center (SIPC) co-locates all major modalities as well as supporting services, prep and recovery beds. Central Sterile and bedded care are horizontally adjacent, minimizing staff and patient travel. The SIPC maximizes flexibility for future expansion and accommodates fluctuations in volume or types of procedures over time, while creating physician and staff efficiencies and a streamlined “one stop” patient experience.

Powerful Results

80%
decrease in patient falls
43%
lower than national average rate for falls and injuries
56%
increase in on-time procedural starts
62%
decrease in procedure room turnover time
23%
decrease in procedural center staff overtime
18%
increase in staff satisfaction
37%
increase in HCAHPS patient satisfaction measures
8 PRC
Professional Research Consultants) patient satisfaction awards – 6 reflect top 10% performance nationally
LEED-Certified hospital
60% less
Energy Star Rating Analysis estimated approximately 60% less energy use as compared to a similar hospital of the same in the same geographic region
#1
Ranked the #1 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. (Soliant 2012)