Emergency Department Transition Unit

Previously an ENT and psychiatric clinic, this 21,000-square-foot renovation transformed the clinical space into a 36-bed transition unit for the Neurosciences’ Ground Floor Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals.

The purpose behind this renovation was to improve care capabilities for medical and behavioral health emergencies by designating 12 rooms for medical use, 12 rooms for behavioral health, and 12 rooms that are flexible depending on the department’s needs.

Creating an environment that is both safe and therapeutic for patients, visitors, and employees was a major priority for UNC Health. Features of this transition unit include durable and hygienic surfaces that are easy to clean and tamper resistant to better protect patients from self-harm. Extra support spaces were included in the final design for employees to have a larger workspace.

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Client
UNC Health
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Market
Health Care
Services
ADA Assessment & Design
Architecture
Interior Design
Life Safety
Renovation
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