Client:University of Florida Health
Location :Gainesville, Florida
Budget :$4,138,853
Architect :Flad & Associates
Completion :January 2005

University of Florida Health Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Addition

This project was completed in two different phases resulting in the expansion and renovation of the Level – 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The project consisted of a 15,850 SF renovation to the third floor as well as the addition of a 2,200 SF mechanical room on the fourth floor.

The first phase consisted of a renovation of a portion of the 11th floor that housed empty offices to create a temporary level for the Level – 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This facility included a 20 bed nursery as well as offices for nursing and support staff.

The new Level-3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit consisted of an open plan nursery containing 14 patient beds, 2 private isolation rooms, 2 private ECMO rooms and 4 examination bed locations for a total of 22 patient beds. In addition there are office facilities for physicians, nurse managers, nurse practitioners, social services, on–call physicians sleeping quarters and bath facilities, a conference room and other staff facilities.

A skylight is utilized to brighten the family waiting area and main entry into the facility. Windows line the south wall to bring daylight into the nursery, award