DMC Heart Hospital receives Engineering Honorable Award from ACEC/Michigan

November 20, 2015

DMC Heart Hospital receives Engineering Honorable Award from ACEC/Michigan

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute has received an Engineering Honorable Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Michigan during their 2015 Engineering & Surveying Awards Competition.

The Engineering & Surveying Awards Competition recognizes special engineering and surveying accomplishments that demonstrate a high degree of client satisfaction through innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) designed the new 216,000-square-foot DMC Cardiovascular Institute which boasts an Outpatient Surgery Center with 8 OR’s, state-of-the-art suites, including 2 Swing Cath-Labs, a Hybrid Lab, and 5 Cath Labs, a multi-story lobby, cafe, pharmacy, and an 8-story onsite parking deck with bridge connection to the center.

By consolidating cardiac services from across the campus into a dedicated center of excellence, time from EMS pick up to balloon was reduced by 35%.  Our medical planners created a unique layout for the procedure areas, prep and recovery spaces, abandoning the traditional racetrack design and creating a linear path for cellular design that focuses on breaking down operations and space into smaller increments that contain prep, procedure and recovery spaces within a specific cell.  The ultimate benefit is a reduction in the number of units walked resulting in more efficient use of time.  The travel units for patients were reduced by 40%, primary nursing staff walking units was reduced by 25%, and physician walking units were reduced by 20%.

The firm will receive the award at ACEC/Michigan's annual banquet on February 27, 2016. The project is also eligible for Eminent Conceptor, the highest award given by ACEC/Michigan.