Seacoast Medical Center
GMK designed and constructed the original Seacoast ambulatory surgery center
in 1998 with three operating suites, each occupying 440 SF. One was designed to
initially accommodate endoscopic procedures, yet was sized and configured for easy
conversion to an OR as volume increased. The design had staff facilities centered
around a clean support core. Access was provided directly to the ORs, anesthesia
work areas and clean and soiled utility rooms through the main core. Staff changing
areas were conveniently located to avoid direct interface with patients/families, and
OR/procedure room waste products were taken down a separate soiled service
corridor (which led directly to hazardous material and trash storage areas at the
side of the building). Both from location and configuration standpoints, the suite was
designed as easily expandable without costly disruptions or shutdowns
New 50-bed inpatient nursing facility addition attached to existing medical center.
Services being added/enlarged include a new dietary department and dining area,
central stores, medical gases, new gift shop and third-floor plant operations space.
The 50 beds for medical/surgical patients are being disbursed among two nursing
units in five separate pods. An eight-bed surgery intensive care unit (with perimeter
family waiting sanctuary) and a 10-bed step down nursing unit are located in five
separate pods on the second floor and are designed with central nurses’ station.
First floor provides one 32-bed nursing unit configured in four eight-bed nursing
units for higher acuity patients and lower patient/staff ratios. Main nursing station
located central to the four units, with smaller satellite nursing stations located
throughout the nursing units.
- Designed for future expansion to 100 beds, with vertical expansion capabilities of seven floors.
- First federally approved HUD
- 242 design-build project in the country
Little River, SC