The Emergency Department Critical Care Expansion for Sutter Roseville Medical Center provides additional emergency and critical care patient services in fast-growing Placer County, California.
The design of the 100,000 square foot expansion reflects Sutter’s commitment to the community. The team worked with hospital leadership and community members to develop a design language that resonates with the community, staff, and patients. Completed in April 2020, the outcome includes 35 emergency beds (increasing total to 69), seven triage rooms, 36 intensive care beds (24 at construction, 12 shelled for future), three catheterization labs (plus one for future growth), and four operating/procedure rooms shelled for future use.
Architecturally, the Emergency Department occupies a tight site between two existing buildings, compatible with campus design guidelines. An entrance canopy and vaulted glass atrium increase campus visibility to distinguish the ED from the main hospital entrance.
The interior design is an intentional part of the healing process to support a positive patient experience and staff wellbeing. The main lobby is warm and inviting with a modernized approach to the familiar, enhanced with exterior view through expansive windows, abundant daylight, nature-inspired graphics, and clear signage.
Building on Sutter’s long-held commitment to supporting local art, the team worked with an art consultant and hospital art committee to integrate commissioned artwork throughout the interior. More than 25 regional artists working in different medium are represented, including hand-painted murals, block prints, batik, paper quilling, photography, mixed media, and painting. The artwork enhances wayfinding and identifies departments and floors. Wall murals in elevator lobbies reflect regional fauna, undulating floor patterns recall the ravine surrounding the hospital, sliding art panels in the lobby disguise medical gas outlets, lobby furniture supports comfort and durability, and earth tones reflective of nature contribute to a calming environment.
The result is an interior that reflects quality care and community values.