This project provides residents in Northwest Detroit better access to healthcare and improves conditions to more successfully treat them.
Originally built in the 1930s, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital is an urban hospital serving northwest Detroit. Today, Sinai-Grace Hospital is the only hospital left in the city of Detroit that is located where the population lives - truly serving the neighborhoods. Planning, design, architecture and engineering services were provided for the 125,000 gsf addition that houses the new ED and 40-bed Intensive Care Unit. A 34,000 sf addition includes the main entrance with color adaptable lighting feature as well as a renovation of the clinical laboratory and radiology departments. The Sinai Grace Hospital Emergency Department’s volume was 97,800 visits per year and has increased approximately six percent per year, making it one of the largest ED’s in the country. The new ED is designed to handle approximately 125,000 visits per year. The planning of the space focused on reducing patient length of stay by providing operational efficiencies, including quick registration, triage, results waiting, express care, inpatient holding and a separate patient discharge area.