About half way into the 2021 fiscal year, it was clear that Yale New Haven Hospital needed more emergency room space… and fast. 35 new patient bays, 9 new nursing stations with an overall 10,000 SF of new space had to be completed in 3 months. A temporary patient care annex at the York Street Campus would help Yale New Haven Hospital more effectively and efficiently manage a surge in Emergency Department (ED) patients and care for admitted patients who are awaiting an inpatient bed.
The 35 emergency patients with less-serious illnesses or injuries will likely be discharged from the ED after treatment. The current YSC ED space would be used for patients with more serious conditions. The design team made sure to include materials that help reduce sound transmission, so as to better protect patient privacy and provide a more conducive healing environment.
Unique Installation Challenge Strategy
The YNHH ED Surge Response project required some complex problem solving
with flooring. This entire area needed to reduce sound transmission and be able to go over fire
rated plywood prior to the installation of the finished flooring. In addition, the work had to be done
at night with the ability to walk on the space in six hours. The flooring team proposed installing 17
rolls of Schonox Renotex 3D with eight hundred sixty bags of AP Rapid Plus to meet this challenge. This proved to be a huge success, exceeded the expectations of the client, and provided a superior surface for the finished flooring installation.