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Health Campus: taking digital design to concrete construction

Monday, March 13, 2017 |

Bayhealth, CannonDesign, and Whiting-Turner are leveraging advanced computer technology to design the new health campus. The approach, known as Building Information Modeling or BIM, enables the project team to digitally build the new hospital and outpatient center in a risk-free environment, strengthened by the power of 3D design.

Bayhealth Vice President of Corporate Support Services Mike Metzing explains the significance of the 3D modeling software: “All of our design consultants and trade partners are working in the same model. This significantly improves information sharing and provides real-time understanding of the design as it progresses. This in turn improves accuracy and reduces waste.”

Here’s a sneak peak at what the future of healthcare will look like in southern Delaware, using the 3D modeling software.

Patient Room Graphic


The new patient rooms will all be private rooms with dedicated space for family members that include a sleeper sofa for overnight stays. A private bathroom will be located close to the bed, and large windows maximize natural light and views of the outdoors.

Emergency Bay Graphic


The new emergency department is more than double the size of the current emergency department. It will include 30 private patient treatment spaces and a dedicated behavioral health treatment suite.

Operating Room Graphic


The new health campus will include six operating rooms, two procedure rooms, and one interventional suite for radiologic and cardiac procedures. Operating rooms will support the use of robotics and laparoscopic procedures.

Trauma Bay Graphic


Our new trauma bay will be capable of providing an advanced level of care for patients in an emergency. Each will have an easily accessible area designated for medications and lifesaving equipment.

Labor Delivery Graphic


Designed to enhance the mother-baby experience, these rooms allow moms and families to stay in the same room their entire stay. Rooms feature plenty of space and a sleeper sofa for overnight stays.

Infusion Bay Graphic


On the new health campus the infusion bays are separated by glass panels. A window will allow natural light to brighten the rooms. There’s additional space for family members to sit during treatment, and gardens located just outside the windows to bring the outdoors into view.