Bristol Hospital Surgery Center
The project goal was to design a Surgery Center to replace an existing outdated Operating Room Suite with a facility that would meet in-patient needs as well as a growing number of future outpatient procedures. A major hurdle was to create a separate identity for the outpatient part of the facility while maintaining safe and convenient access for in-patients and staff.

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After numerous design options, it was decided to proceed with a freestanding facility connected by a bridge to the main hospital. The design solution is a two-story facility with a partial basement level. The lower level encompasses the Waiting and Registration Areas as well as Pre-Op, Stage II Recovery and Minor Procedure Rooms. The upper level houses the Operating Suite, PACU and Staff Support Areas. The project also includes a new 8-story dedicated elevator tower to facilitate in-patient movement to the Operating Room Suite.

The facility houses 7 Operating Rooms, a Cystoscopy Room, a 12 Bed PACU, Holding, a 30-Bed Pre-Op/Stage II Recovery area, 3 Endoscopy Rooms, 2 Outpatient Surgery Rooms, a Coffee Shop, Waiting space, 8-Story Elevator Tower, Clinical Support spaces, and Administrative Support areas.


Bristol Hospital


Bristol, Connecticut




50,000 SF



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