Kahler Slater is currently partnering with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital to renovate an existing inpatient wing to house their new consolidated Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The 71,454 DGSF renovation project will consolidate two 11-bed Med/Surg ICUs with a four (4) bed CSICU, all of which are located on separate floors of the existing facility. The existing Med/Surg ICU bedrooms are small and do not support contemporary ICU care; and the existing CSICU consists of open bays that afford little patient privacy and limit family participation. Consolidation of the two units will allow for maximum bed use efficiency, and the bed count to be reduced by four (4).
The 20 new ICU bedrooms, including Cardiovascular ICU rooms, are designed as Acuity-adaptable rooms, each with a toilet room with shower, to allow a wide range of care that can be individually tailored to the patients’ needs. All patient rooms will also have ceiling-mounted patient lifts for patient and staff safety, as well as family space to allow overnight stays. A dedicated patient elevator is planned to ensure immediate access to and from Surgery and the Emergency Department on the floor below. A new public elevator will bring families to a family hub at the secure entry to the unit. Additionally, centralized support spaces for all patient care needs and patient charting computers at the patient rooms minimize the footsteps for nurses, allowing more time for direct patient care.