Boston Medical Center Menino Addition and Renovations
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is transforming its clinical campus to prepare the hospital to thrive well into the future. The multi-year redesign consolidates inpatient operations to the Menino side of the campus and transitions services out of the Newton Pavilion. By eliminating duplicate services, the hospital campus is expected to save more than $25 million in operating costs annually.
The consolidated hospital design will dramatically increase the number of private rooms, providing an additional 100,000 SF and reconfiguring the 250,000 SF of space. The project also includes a new pedestrian bridge connecting the main hospital to the loading dock and helipad across the street, enabling valuable time to be saved as patients are transported from the helipad to the emergency department in lieu of ambulance transport.
The bridge was prefabricated and lifted into place in a single assembly, minimizing downtime and disruption on the busy Boston street. The highly visible "yellow tube" that ran overhead for decades was removed, significantly improving the image of the hospital on Albany Street.
Because of the site’s urban context, and how frequented the hospital and its emergency department are, it was necessary that our integrated project delivery team carefully phase the project, ensuring that neither the hospital’s operations nor the surrounding streets be disrupted. To avoid conflicting stakeholder input, we implemented workshops that integrated different user groups to allow for a more comprehensive consensus.
The result is a transformative, welcoming and connected space in support of patient-centered care.