Nassau University Medical Center
When it sought to expand and enhance its Emergency Department, Nassau University Medical Center, part of the NuHealth System, retained Plaza to provide general construction services. Upgrading this critical area, which had not undergone a major renovation since 1974, would dramatically enhance the hospital's ability to deliver first-rate emergency care for years to come.
Develop a new, two-level Emergency Department to enable the hospital to serve a growing number of patients, upgrade its technology, improve accessibility from Hempstead Turnpike, and enhance the Nassau County Police Department Medical Control Unit. BIM (Building Information Modeling) is used to coordinate the facility's complex MEP systems and provide a model upon which doctors can react before costly change orders were needed. Separate entrances for walk-in and ambulance patients serve to improve accessibility and ease traffic congestion.
Wherever feasible, the project utilized space that has been underutilized, in turn stretching the hospital's resources and enabling the facility to serve its purpose more efficiently. The first floor, formerly a cafeteria, houses Adult and Pediatric Acute Care, Level I Critical Care and an imaging center featuring a state-of-the-art 320 slice CT scanner. A new behavioral health area includes emergent adult and child psychiatry and full capabilities for emergent addiction services. The ground floor includes the Adult and Pediatric Fast Track Program along with prisoner treatment and expanded behavioral health areas.