Stantec Celebrates Grand Opening of UPMC Memorial Hospital
York, PA, NYSE, TSX: STN: UPMC Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, reached a significant milestone on August 15, with project partners celebrating its grand opening. The 130-bed, 260,000 square foot facility replaces the existing hospital in downtown York and provides acute and emergency medical care, cardiology and vascular services, maternity services, chronic disease management, surgical services, and treatment for patients in need of long-term care.
“The doors to UPMC Memorial are open, and we are proud to begin delivering innovative and compassionate care to the York community,” said Michael Gaskins, president, UPMC Pinnacle Southern Region, UPMC. “Over the past 20 years, the number of patients we have seen in our emergency department each year has grown from 15,000 to over 45,000, and this new hospital will allow us to meet the needs of the community today and for generations to come.”
Stantec, a top 10 global design firm, led the architectural and interior designs for the 260,000 square foot facility.
Situated on over 100 acres, the hospital provides patients with access to outdoor gardens and walking trails, as well as room for future facilities to care for York residents. The campus will also include a 140,000 square foot ambulatory care center adjacent to the hospital, currently in design by Stantec and anticipated for a September 2019 completion. This center will provide a platform for numerous clinical specialties to be located on the campus, thereby providing a more convenient patient experience.
The building is designed to be gracious in its spatial and experiential qualities yet responsible in its use of space and application of materials. Inspired by the region’s local quarries, the precast panels on the building’s exterior express the layers of limestone in the rock strata, while metal accents are a nod to the industrial heritage of York. The interior color palette draws inspiration from geodes and other natural phenomena, creating a warm and healing environment for patients.
“Our design for UPMC Memorial zeroed in on the efficiency and pragmatism of the facility while maximizing the budget allocated to patient treatment spaces, ultimately fostering the greatest measure of success—patient outcomes,” said Megan Holmes, principal-in-charge, Stantec. “We are delighted to see this vision come to life and know that the York community will benefit from all that this facility has to offer.”
Stantec is consistently ranked among the top five design firms in the healthcare space by Modern Healthcare, Commercial Construction & Renovation, and BD&C. Through our designs, we put clients at the forefront of best practice, technology innovation, and high-performance healthcare delivery. Learn more at www.stantec.com/healthcare.
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