Owner: Halifax Medical Center
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Size: 510,000 sq ft
Completion Date: July 2010
Architect: Perkins & Will
Description: A project that began on July 10th, 2007 opened to patients at 12:01am on June 16, 2009….one month ahead of schedule. Halifax Health Medical Center, a 510,000 SF 10-story patient tower addition is a welcomed addition on the health system’s main campus. The new tower includes an expanded emergency department and 180 private patient rooms, with shell space to provide for 108 additional beds in the future. The project scope also includes a new Central Energy Plant to support the hospital expansion. The new patient tower design intends to provide patients, and their support network, a positive experience. Each patient floor includes a family resource area with computer and educational resources. The patient tower also includes state of the art radiological equipment, proving a level of detail never before possible. The new equipment is a wireless system and can be remotely operated with more than 300 pre-programmed exam positions available at the touch of a button. There are only 80 of these machines in the US, five of which are located at Halifax Health Medical Center. The new emergency department is now the largest in the state of Florida. The 98,113 SF ED includes 96 treatment rooms, a Level II trauma center (Halifax Health Medical Center is one of only two Level II trauma centers in the state), and the department also includes the area’s only pediatric emergency unit. The tower addition includes a new rooftop helipad capable of landing two Army Blackhawk choppers at one time. From the helipad, the tower has a dedicated high-speed elevator with access from the roof down to the Trauma Center, providing patients with the most specialized care available.