The expansion and renovation reconfigures and modernizes 55,000 sf of existing applied health technology space and expands the footprint by 88,000 sf. The additional space allows Lakeland to provide 17 labs for simulation and allied health, as well as 18 classrooms.
The expansion includes dental radiology, sterilization and operatories; an emergency department; outpatient home and rehabilitative care; occupational and physical therapy; polysomnography; nursing skills; simulation practice labs (OB, Adult Sim and Pediatric); dialysis; respiratory therapy; surgical tech and trauma; clean core and sterilization; and radiology. A Health Information Systems Lab is also included. Additional laboratory spaces include histology and medical technologies.
A primary goal was to enable team-based healthcare where all aspects of health education were integrated into a single facility. The result is a facility with a range of realistic learning environments, including a 12-bed hospital ward outfitted with the latest technology, a state-of-the-art operating room, a dental hygiene clinic and labs that are open to the public, and single-bed simulated hospital rooms. The building also includes a mock apartment for both EMT students and PT/OT training.
In partnership with local health systems, the project also provides space for a new outpatient clinic that serves the community.
Using many forward-thinking energy saving technologies, the project is tracking LEED Gold certification.
“The kick-off meeting and every subsequent meeting set the trajectory for an outstanding collaboration. The planning process was amazing.”
Deborah L. Hardy, Dean of Health Technologies
Programming, lab planning and design through CA assistance, lab/medical/ simulation equipment planning
Tracking LEED Gold
Louis I. Kahn Citation
American School & University, 2019
American School & University
Educational Interiors Showcase, 2019