Easton Hospital | BHU Renovations

Easton BHU

Project Name

Easton Hospital | Behavioral Health Unit Renovations

Location

Easton, PA

Project Description

Quandel Construction Group was hired by Community Health Systems, Inc. to renovate 12,000 sf of the third floor at Easton Hospital, creating a new 16-bed Adult Psychiatric Behavioral Health Unit.

Majority of the renovation included converting 15 semi-private rooms and support spaces into 16 private rooms, eight of which contain ADA compliant toilet rooms. All rooms include revisions to headwalls and new bathroom showers. A “European Style” shower room was also included for patients that require assistance bathing. To address patient safety concerns, all patient areas were equipped with anti-ligature hardware, anti-ligature accessories in bathrooms, and the doors leading into these rooms are patient safety doors with an angled top. Psychiatric-grade window systems are also utilized.

Additional renovations to this unit included nurses’ station, sally port, nourishment area, medication dispensing room, staff support spaces, group therapy, soiled room, quiet areas, office and conference areas, work room, multipurpose area, and storage spaces.

Square Footage

12,000 Sq. Ft.

Owner’s Name

Easton Hospital, a Commonwealth Health System affiliate

Architect

Burkavage Design Associates