Botsford Hospital's Board of Directors recently approved a $7.5 million plan that will refresh and upgrade more than 90,000 square feet of space at the Farmington Hills facility.
"Our main goal is to give the hospital a warm and inviting, as well as sleek and contemporary, feel that would be conducive to healing," said James Smith, vice president of strategy and business development. "We are building both functional and aesthetic improvements into the Facility Refresh Plan."
He said portions of the hospital date back to 1965.
Public areas, patient rooms, and nurses' stations are the plan's main focus, according to a hospital press release. The new wayfinding system will feature updated signs and material finishes, guiding people more easily to their destinations in the hospital.
Botsford's clinical staff will be providing input about the flow and functionality of the design for patient rooms.
Contractors should be working in July, finishing approximately 24 months from then. Affected areas will be taken out of service on a scheduled basis through October 2015.
Botsford has partnered with two outside firms for the Facility Refresh Project. Plante Moran CRESA of Southfield has worked on project feasibility and provided benchmarking and cost analysis. Design work is being performed by HKS Architects, PC, of Northville.
Source: Botsford Hospital press release