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Griffin Hospital 

Richard Turlington, while employed by S/L/A/M as a project architect completed over 50 projects for Griffin Hospital since the Hospital adopted Planetree as their own. The total body of work is in excess of $40M. All of the projects exemplify the commitment of the Hospital to fundamentally changing the relationship between methods of health care delivery and its community. 

 

One of the Hospital’s important project is the renovation of their inpatient psychiatric facility.  ATA, in our approach to this project, chose to find design inspiration in making the Planetree model alive in the spaces and their configuration from the largest planning decisions to the smallest detail of hardware selection.  In this way, the Planetree model of patient care can be felt in every space without one word uttered. The architecture that results from this design strategy nurtures the unique relationship between patient and doctor, patient and nursing staff and hospital and community. 

  • 241 Seymour Medical Offices - This project renovated an existing residential structure that is part of the Griffin Hospital’s campus.  The project included making the building handicapped accessible and incorporated medical exam rooms and offices for outpatient medical treatment. 

  • 248/250 Seymour Medical Offices - This project renovated an existing residential structure that is part of the Griffin Hospital’s campus. The project included making the building handicapped accessible and incorporated medical exam rooms and offices for outpatient medical treatment. 

  • Hemodialysis Unit - This was a renovation of a 3,000 square foot unit inside the Hospital’s main building and included lab space and treatment rooms. 

    • Mammography Unit - This was a renovation of a 2,000 square foot unit inside the Hospital’s main building and included lab space and treatment rooms. 

  • Emergency Room Nurse’s Station - This was a millwork project that involved an in-depth understanding of how a nurse's station staff functions, how the nurse’s station needs to interface with patients and how to incorporate the Planetree model of healthcare. 

  • Fitness Center - This was a 4,000 square foot renovation project within Griffin Hospital main building. The renovated space overlooked a courtyard and created an exercise room for physical therapy as well as the Hospital’s staff.

  • GI Suite - This was a 5,000 square foot renovation and included new patient waiting, consult rooms, exam/treatment rooms, recovery rooms, and a lab.

  • Mahabir Medical Offices 

  • Part of Griffin Hospital's service to the Naugatuck Valley region it underwrote local doctors who were affiliated with the Hospital.  This was a 3,000 square foot office renovation for a sole general practitioner and included a handicapped accessible suite and included exam rooms and offices. 

  • Spring Street Medical Offices - This project renovated an existing residential structure that is part of the Griffin Hospital’s campus. The project included making the building handicapped accessible and incorporated medical exam rooms and offices for outpatient medical treatment. 

  • Stress Management - This was a 1,000 square foot renovation of Griffin Hospital's main building, ground floor. This renovation included a nurse station and several monitored exercise location for monitoring patients vital signs during different exercise routines. 

  • Triage Unit - This was a 150 square foot nurse's station unit part of the Hospital Emergency Department. It was an Admitting Station design around the Planetree model and brought patients into the nurse space to help assess their condition. Typically, the interface between patient and staff is across a table or desk and implies an immediate barrier to healthcare in times of high stress. This design helped to mitigate a patient’s stress by removing the barrier between patient and staff. 

  • Clinical Labs - This was a 7,300 square foot renovation of lab space within Griffin Hospital’s main building.  The project included labs for Chemistry, Phlebotomy, Cytology, Histology, Serology, Microbiology, and Hematology, as well as supporting Cold Rooms and Offices. 

  • Pharmacy - This was a 1,300 square foot renovation for the Hospital’s main patient dispensary and gift shop and included custom woodwork and stone finishes. 

  • Ansonia Outreach Clinic - As part of Griffin Hospital’s commitment to the region, the Ansonia High School offered a 2,000 square foot area within the school for outreach clinical and educational services staffed by the Hospital. 

  • Dworkin Offices - Part of Griffin Hospital's service to the Naugatuck Valley region, it underwrote local doctors who were affiliated with the Hospital. This was a 2,000 square foot office renovation for a sole general practitioner and included a handicapped accessible suite and included exam rooms and offices. 

  • MS Suite - This was a 2,000 square foot renovation space within Griffin Hospital’s main building and including general exam rooms, offices and a patient waiting area.