Level One Trauma Center
Winthrop-University Hospital was looking to add a Level One Trauma Center to the emergency department that would be able to treat both children and adult trauma patients. The addition needed to be located adjacent to the existing emergency department, but not impact the operations of the emergency department for an extended period of time.
The hospital chose modular construction to keep a majority of the construction activity away from the hospital and minimize the potential impact on infection control. By utilizing modular construction, a majority of the building was constructed off-site. The result was a 3,400 SF Level One Trauma Center addition which is now the only trauma center in Nassau County, Long Island that will be able to treat both children and adult trauma patients. The 3,400 SF modular building was built in eleven modular sections, keeping the size of each unit manageable to allow passage over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as well as the ability to navigate through busy city streets to the site. The addition blends seamlessly into the hospital and with a minimally disruptive approach, allowed the hospital to maintain operations within the adjacent existing emergency department and reduce the total construction time significantly.