Stamford Hospital, founded 117 years ago by judge and former state legislator John Clason, has come a long way since its days of being a 30-bed establishment in a mansion in East Main Street. Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been working with Ferguson Neudorf Glass on the hospital’s most recent expansion, a towering 11-story facility clad in glass and grounded with an earthy terra cotta façade on the lower levels of the building.
Designed by WHR Architects, the new state-of-the-art facility will house a 43,800-square-foot emergency department designed to support 65,000 visits annually. Surrounded by two parks, the landscaping creates a respite for patients and their families.
The emergency department will consist of 40 treatment areas: two triage rooms, six fast-track rooms, 16 urgent care rooms, eight dedicated pediatric rooms, four trauma (including one room fit-out to support pediatrics), and four cardiac rooms. Additionally the ED has been designed to include two general radiology rooms and one CT, solely dedicated to emergency.
The seven floors in the patient tower will feature 180 all-private rooms with decentralized nursing units (3 for 36 beds) for more flexible delivery of patient care. All patient rooms will feature private baths and showers.