Progress West Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Saint Louis, MO
Year Completed: 2017
Size: 1,300 SF
Fox Architects is currently working on the Progress West Hospital Special Care Nursery. This project replaces 4 existing patient rooms with a Special Care Nursery for newborn babies in need of special attention, and a Well Baby Nursery for babies born without any complications.
One of the challenges of this design was to provide healthcare workers with visibility of their patients, while also providing mothers and families with privacy with their loved ones. The perfect solution was found in the form of partitions which grant enough privacy for comfort, while remaining open in front to enable healthcare professionals to monitor their patients.
The Special Care Nursery will include 4 partitioned patient bays and additional space for auxiliary support. The Well Baby Nursery accommodates three babies, and is equipped to provide an additional special care bed as needed. A shared treatment room will be used by both nurseries to create the most efficient use of space.
The design team was tasked with creating a calming space for mom, baby, and family utilizing the hospital’s existing color scheme and finishes. Wood-patterned casework, and floral graphics on wall panels and partitions emphasize a focus on nature.