This hospital consolidates WellSpan’s rehabilitation and orthopedic programs into a new, freestanding 142,000 sq. ft. building on the Apple Hill campus, bringing together specialists from both disciplines in one location. Staff can easily track those patients who transition from one area to the other. Because the orthopedic and rehabilitation disciplines are related, the programs can share certain spaces, creating a specialty facility that is very operationally efficient.
With large patient rooms with ample space for patient mobility and family accommodations and large accessible toilets with sliding doors, the new facility elevates the standard of care for a rehabilitation hospital with a state of the art environment for healing.
This project creates 48 rehabilitation beds and 25 orthopedic beds, as well as a large therapy gym shared by both programs. On the first floor, a two story concourse, warmly illuminated by clerestory lighting, links the main entrance with the visitors’ elevators and the dining room. Also on the first floor is a 4 OR orthopaedic surgical suite, which includes peri-operative space to support 4 additional ORs in the future. Imaging, Administration, Dietary, Sterile Processing, Materials Management, and support spaces are included as well.