Sinai-Grace Hospital at the Detroit Medical Center in northwest Detroit has completed the final phase of its $77 million renovation, including a new main entrance, lobby, admitting area, and radiology department.
“The goal was to provide a better patient experience and an optimal work environment while at the same time re-invigorating this hospital,” says Ann Kenyon, architect at Detroit-based SmithGroupJJR and the project manager for the renovation.
Kenyon says the new main entrance was constructed of glass, burnished block, and brick so the entrance looks like a reflective glass box during the day and a lantern at night. The 18,000-square-foot lobby, triple its previous size, features a sculpture titled “Life Trees” created by the Detroit Design Center.
The Radiology Department, located off of the main lobby, is now 24,000 square feet —four times larger than it once was.
The renovation project, which broke ground in 2012, also included the construction of a new emergency department. The 59,000-square-foot space has 94 new patient treatment areas and four trauma rooms with advanced lifesaving equipment. The emergency department project was completed in February 2014.
The second phase of the renovation project was a new, 45,000-square-foot intensive care unit, which features private rooms with sleeper-sofas for family members and monitors that feed health information to patients’ medical records. The intensive care unit was completed in February.
Additional work underway at the hospital includes a clinical laboratory renovation and expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in December.