Saint Francis Hospital

Tulsa, OK

Project Description

A new Trauma Emergency Center (TEC) and Patient Tower Addition for Saint Francis Hospital have been designed to treat more than 130,000 patients annually and provides 150 additional beds in universal, acuity adaptable configurations. The eight-story, 450,000-square-foot tower, in addition to 45,000 square feet of renovation, accommodates not only a new emergency department which can treat over 400 patients per day in a surge, but also provides a new inviting and dynamic front public entry and lobby to the existing hospital and replaces the original hospital chapel and convent. Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the TEC reflects sustainability and patient-centered care throughout.

As part of the planning and design effort for a replacement facility, the hospital was led through a process and operations redesign of clinical functions in the TEC. Primary goals for this Regional Trauma Center are to reduce the left-without-being-seen rate and hold hours; improve throughput times; increase patient safety; improve the work environment for staff; decrease travel distances to surgery and cath labs; improve registration and admission processes; improve the triage process and flow; expand and improve the pediatric emergency services; and accommodate surge capacities.