Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY

40,000 gross square feet

LEED for Healthcare registered, striving certification

Diagnostic and Treatment, LEED Registered, Sustainable

The existing surgical suite has not been renovated since it was constructed in the late 1970's.

Based on a strategic planning effort to expand surgical services, HOLT Architects worked closely with the surgical staff to program and plan a new surgical suite to meet the current and future needs of the Medical Center. The plan reorganized the flow of materials and patients to create efficiencies and conform to best practices. The new operating rooms, designed to be flexible and considerably larger than the existing rooms, are fully integrated allowing immediate access to information in the surgical field. The design incorporates access to an abundance of natural light immediately outside of the operating rooms to help reduce fatigue. Additionally, the PACU will be expanded, as well as the quantity of Stage 2 recovery beds.


The challenges for the design team included phasing the expansion and renovation of the area, all the while providing full services for this growing program.


For more information about this project contact Paul A. Levesque II, AIA, LEED AP:

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