MUSC 6th Floor ICU Renovation

This sixth-floor project is a complete renovation of the southwest wing of the Medical University’s main hospital. The existing space included exam rooms, procedure room (including a cath lab), and nursing support space. For the project, the entire sixth-floor area was demolished to the structural slab, bare columns, and exterior walls.

The new work for this project includes 13 new intensive care rooms (including 3 isolation rooms, one positive- and two negative-pressure), a nurses station, clean utility, soiled utility, equipment storage, a medication room, nurse work alcoves, waiting and consultation space, staff offices, a lounge, and conference space.

Each patient room is equipped with one double-boom, tandem mount patient care unit for ease of care and maximum flexibility. This boom allows the staff to modify the function of the room to accommodate the patient according to the level of acuity. A nursing/charting alcove is located between every two-patient room to maximize visibility and patient data collection and ease monitoring from the corridor.

Challenges to this project include a low floor-to-floor height (11’-4”). Creative planning has been necessary to accommodate the required program.

Project Highlights

Cost: $2,200,000+
Completion Date: 2008
Owner: Medical University Hospital Authority
Charleston, SC


Structural Engineering
Electrical Engineering

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