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Emergency Center, Beaumont Hospitals

Troy, Michigan

60,000-square-foot emergency center

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  • Flexibility. Using flexible architecture to promote both a comprehensive department and subunits that can operate independently if necessary, the design team met Beaumont Hospital’s need for space with constantly changing volume and the goal of increased patient satisfaction.


  • The project received a Best of Troy award from the City of Troy Chamber of Commerce. Recognition was for their contribution to the community by keeping sustainability and respect for the environment in the forefront of design.
  • The acute care area features larger, private rooms, sliding glass doors for easier access and privacy curtains to block the view of hallway activity.
  • Six rooms are designed to flex as pediatric rooms along with four rooms that flex as psychiatric rooms. Ten rooms closest to the resuscitation bays were designed to accept higher acuity patients.
  • Off the main waiting room at the front end of the department there are 3 resuscitation bays which can flex to treat 6 patients, 10 triage bays, 10 prompt care rooms and 43 general acute care rooms. The majority of prompt care and general acute rooms are same handed except for a few rooms that needed direct observation to the team care station.
  • The existing emergency center was designed for 45,000 visits/year, while the new emergency center will be able to serve 90,000 visits/year.

people involved in this project:

David M. Jaeger

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC
Healthcare Design Studio