Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
Shannon Tower

Location of Project
Whittier, California

Square Footage
175,000 square feet

Cost
$57 Million

No. of Beds
144

The Shannon Tower was designed by RBB as a part of the first phase of the Master Plan implementation. This 175,000 SF, $55 million new facility includes a 144 patient beds over a lower level of critical hospital services. The vocabulary includes precast concrete, glass, and metal panels to integrate the new facility into the campus design that was initiated by RBB with the Perry Pavilion completed in 1994.

Flexibility of nursing function on each nursing floor is achieved through the use of 28 single care rooms and a unique arrangement of 8 beds in "extra care" rooms on each nursing unit. The "extra care" rooms are pairs of two-bedded rooms, designed around a shared vestibule such that they can be adapted to nursing "sitter" rooms, isolation rooms, cohort rooms or single care rooms for higher acuity patients by adjusting blinds and screening devices. This arrangement allows for the observation of all beds in the suite from any nursing position and allows for the possibility of a wide variety of nursing functions on each floor without the requirement for future remodeling.

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Location of Project
Whittier, California

Square Footage
175,000 square feet

Cost
$57 Million

No. of Beds
144

The Shannon Tower was designed by RBB as a part of the first phase of the Master Plan implementation. This 175,000 SF, $55 million new facility includes a 144 patient beds over a lower level of critical hospital services. The vocabulary includes precast concrete, glass, and metal panels to integrate the new facility into the campus design that was initiated by RBB with the Perry Pavilion completed in 1994.

Flexibility of nursing function on each nursing floor is achieved through the use of 28 single care rooms and a unique arrangement of 8 beds in "extra care" rooms on each nursing unit. The "extra care" rooms are pairs of two-bedded rooms, designed around a shared vestibule such that they can be adapted to nursing "sitter" rooms, isolation rooms, cohort rooms or single care rooms for higher acuity patients by adjusting blinds and screening devices. This arrangement allows for the observation of all beds in the suite from any nursing position and allows for the possibility of a wide variety of nursing functions on each floor without the requirement for future remodeling.

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