Alvin C. York VA Medical Center
Size: 4,885 sq. ft.
Designing a homelike environment, providing common areas for patients (residents) and families to relax and meet. Total renovation is 4,885 square feet with surrounding areas receiving minor upgrades (finishes) so space is integrated and flows.
The Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN sought to renovate its existing Community Living Center (CLC) to better meet the need of its residents and staff. Currently a three wing unit, with over 40 double bed rooms the existing CLC functioned as inpatient unit with inadequate space to accommodate dining, activities, and staff flow.
Following the VA’s Cultural Transformation initiative, the design team renovated the existing core space to include improve department functions. The new design implemented resident dining with new nutritional operations for meal service. Living and dining room spaces were optimized to switch functions with minimal disruption to daily operations.
The large Nurse Station units were decentralized to create a more home-like environment and the staff multi-purpose reworked to make room for expanded patient space to include the dining, lounge, and nourishment center. The new nurse’s stations was relocated improving security and monitoring of resident. The scope of work also includes upgrades to Laundry facility, bathing, administration, medication, and multifunction storage areas.
Relocated existing low voltage systems (nurse call, IT, Security, Fire Alarm).
Surrounding areas will receive minor upgrades for continuity.
- Life safety
- Fire alarm/sprinkler systems
- Interior design and architectural