Suburban Hospital

Completed in early 2020, the Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital Expansion project is the culmination of more than a decade of careful planning and community engagement. The project’s scope includes a modernization of the existing 70+-year-old hospital campus and an addition of a 5-story, 300,000-square-foot structure, known as the North Building. The expansion brings 108 private patient rooms, 14 operating rooms –designed to include innovative robotic surgical care technology, 2 interventional cardiovascular labs, the Marriott Education and Conference Center, and convenient, on-site offices for hospital staff. Given the limited footprint site, creative planning and careful phasing were needed to seamlessly carry out the highly complex renovations of the existing campus and construction of the new structure. The updates included a new main entry, loading dock, a concourse between buildings, and acuity adaptable patient rooms.

Over the project’s long lifespan, the desired outcomes remained clear.  Suburban wanted to improve their clinical capabilities while planning for future developments, such as advancements in technology, improvements that enhance the patient and visitor experience, and needs of further expansion. Straight-forward connections between the existing hospital and  the North Building were also key in improving the overall experience for patients, families, and clinicians.

“The project team worked diligently with the owner to review all of their requirements and goals to ensure that we not only met the goals but exceeded them as well.”, says Matthew Ryan, architect at Wilmot Sanz. “The building provides top class patient spaces, including a transition to completely private rooms and accommodations for a range of patient populations and needs. In addition to enhancing the patients’ comfort, the project includes services to ensure a positive visitor experience, such as wayfinding features and increased parking footprints within the new garage. Each of these features help further establish Suburban Hospital as a leading medical facility and trauma center in our region.”

For the area’s residents and the hospital’s patients, which includes many of our staff, the enhancements made to the facility have undoubtedly improved access to both preventative and life-saving care. Wilmot Sanz is proud to have been a part of helping this fixture in Montgomery County, MD, continue to provide high-quality healthcare services to our surrounding communities.

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