Project Update: Children’s Hospital of Mississippi
September 14, 2016
Together with leaders from Children’s Hospital of Mississippi, representatives from CDFL, HDR, Blue Cottage, and Smith Hager Bajo assembled in Dallas for a two-day design charrette. The goal of this meeting was to establish the stacking and space plan that will become the basis for the new pediatric facilities on UMMC’s campus. The new facilities will expand the existing footprint by more than 360,000 square feet, and provide Mississippians with significantly increased access to specialty pediatric care. The expansion will, in addition to unifying Children’s of Mississippi’s brand, enhance the hospital’s mission by establishing centers of excellence in the inpatient critical care space, surgical platform, and imaging center. Additionally, the expansion will establish a standalone Ambulatory Destination Center (ADC) for the specialty clinics. A new multilevel parking garage and central plant is planned for the southeast end of campus to support these news facilities and their patrons. New elevated walkway bridge connectors and vertical circulation will link the entire southern end of campus, enhancing the patient experience and improving operational logistics. The design and support team will gather with key representatives from Children’s Hospital of Mississippi again at the end of the month to expand the planning and operational models that will be implemented in these new facilities.