Project DescriptionLocated on New York Presbyterian’s Columbia University Healthcare Campus, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York (CHoNY) is comprised of three buildings, ranging in age from 10 to 90 years. Array was retained to conduct feasibility studies and implement expansion and modernization projects for key inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic programs in all three buildings.
One of these projects is a 14-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with in-room family amenities including oversized day-bed for two and in-room refrigerator. Other features include family waiting, a consultation suite and exam/interview/prep space. A colorful, whimsical space which appeals to all ages welcomes patients and families. Rooms are light-filled and spacious, and breakaway doors support quick treatment scenarios. The hospital’s literary theme - Learning through Literature - was brought to life in this unit as The Tickle Tree and If You Hold a Seed stories play out across soffits, footwalls and large corridor graphics. This growth and enrichment theme appeals to a large age range and provides positive distractions for patient and family alike.
Array works closely with hospital leadership to ensure continuity of the established CHoNY identity and image with the goal of maintaining system-wide parity. Working within the framework of the hospital’s Interior Design standards, the Array team was able to design environments harmonious with the existing vocabulary yet updating the ambiance/imagery by incorporating new elements. Each facility improvement will help CHoNY expand undersized clinical services and allow them to continue to be a leader in pediatric excellence.