Auburn Memorial Hospital

Auburn, NY

205,000 gross square feet

Inpatient, Planning

Over the past 100 years hospital medical practices have evolved profoundly, demanding new physical models responsive to emerging medical treatments.

Aging hospital structures frequently constrict the ability of contemporary hospitals to reach their strategic goals. How can an existing hospital efficiently rebuild its obsolete physical plant into a modern medical facility while staying in operation? At Auburn Memorial Hospital the challenge included numerous aging wings at the hospital core housed in narrow brick buildings dating from the 1920's.


Following extensive project visioning, conditions assessment and programming, HOLT prepared numerous master planning options to assist AMH with strategic planning for a partial replacement hospital at its existing Auburn campus. Relocation of the main entrance to face a major roadway and create public visibility, a new transparent image and improved patient flow became a guiding principal for the plan. Admissions, imaging, ambulatory surgery, emergency, and inpatient units were identified as the key components in creating the "new" AMH, while the more recently constructed ORs, CCU, and back-of-the-house functions could remain intact. Multiple phased demolition and construction projects using the existing infrastructure backbone were outlined. The plan included project budgets and multiple phasing options. The next steps for future project implementation are currently under review.


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