Transforming Tisch Hospital
In operation since 1962 and the long-standing heart of NYU Langone, Tisch Hospital is undergoing a renovation that is a key component of the larger campus transformation project. Tisch Hospital’s transformation is proceeding in stages, with some important projects either finished or underway, and others yet to come.
The long-awaited expansion of Tisch Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) was completed in April 2010, doubling the ICU’s size and redesigning it to provide state-of-the-art holistic care. The space offers 35 beds configured in layouts that incorporate the latest bedside care technology and optimize efficiency, as well as the comfort of patients, visitors, and staff.
A new 7,500-square-foot pharmacy was opened in October 2010, featuring advanced robotic storage and dispensing technology, and an automated retrieval system that streamlines medicine delivery to patient units.
NYU Langone opened the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Tisch Hospital in early 2011. Because its patients’ immune systems are suppressed, the 4,500-square-foot, 6-bed allogeneic unit features HEPA-filtered air with relative air pressures closely monitored.
The Tisch Hospital elevators and lobby project added a new 4-car elevator bank inside a freestanding 18-story structure, connected to the hospital’s 18-story bed tower. This increased the total number of elevator cars serving the hospital to 12, including freight cars. This project also included the expansion and renovation of the main lobby, which together with the tower addition has helped ease visitor access to the upper floors and dramatically improved overall foot traffic flow.
The renovation added substantial new patient and visitor amenities, both to the main lobby—including a new reception area and meditation room—and to each of the upper inpatient floors. What’s more, the new tower and lobby offer visitors a gracious entrance on the first floor and welcoming spaces on all patient floors.
The next phase of Tisch Hospital’s refurbishment will begin upon completion of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion in 2018. Extensive remodeling of the upper floors of Tisch Hospital will eventually reconfigure patient care units to contain all single-bed rooms, similar to the configuration in the new Kimmel Pavilion.