Square Footage: 500,000
Actual Cost: $354 Million
Completion Date: January 2017

Reading HealthPlex for Advanced Surgical and Patient Care features the latest technologies, a focus on the patient/family experience, and the enhanced use of green space.

The 8-story tower consolidates campus-wide surgical services including pre-admission testing, a surgical center with 24 operating rooms including four hybrid rooms and two daVinci System robotic surgery rooms, and an eight-room procedural suite. Sixteen new emergency department treatment rooms with a third CT scanner aid in patient care for what is the 7th busiest ED in the nation. Five new trauma bays located adjacent to the emergency department and operating rooms provide critical care with minimal transport. The upper floors house 150 new patient rooms equipped with smart room technologies.

Co-locating surgical services on the lower levels provides more efficient patient and staff flows, but the resultant programs and adjacencies demand very large footprints. By taking advantage of the topography, a significant portion of the procedure platform is below grade and covered by the amenity of an accessible green roof. The sloping site also provided the opportunity to create a new dedicated entry and public space, activating 7th Avenue. Maximized daylighting and sweeping views of the green roofs and neighboring public gardens contribute to the healing nature of the space.