Oak Hill Hospital
Surgery & Patient Tower Expansion
Women’s Services Addition & Renovation
Brooksville, Florida

Project Facts

Location: Brooksville, Florida
Size: Surgery Project: 75,700-SF
Women’s Project: 27,250-SF
Market: Healthcare
Services: Planning, Programming, Architecture, and Interiors
Scope: Hospital Addition and Renovation and Vertical Expansion

The evolving need for women’s and children’s health services, make providers consider care for the patient and the well-being of their family.  The Oak Hill Hospital 36-bed addition expands the hospital’s pediatric program and rapidly growing obstetrics services. According to Sonia Wellman, Chief Operating Officer, and Project Manager, their goal is to provide the ‘highest level of quality care and customer service to ensure the birth of your baby is a treasured memory.’ Universal beds, an enlarged surgical suite, 18-bed labor, and delivery suites, and additional operating rooms allow the hospital to keep the mom and baby together as much as possible within their first precious days.

The design incorporated a covered outpatient entrance for convenient access to registration for patients who need assistance. Other renovation and expansion areas included the central sterile suite, infusion suite, admitting, and pre-admission testing. The design vision considered humanistic features that create a desirable family-centered healing environment.

Modifications to an operational hospital require attention to construction phasing, life-safety coordination, and logistics related to engineering. Over time, the hospital anticipates a growing need for women’s and children’s care within the community. Therefore, the design team considered practical logistics that allow for future bed expansion to three additional floors.

Other features and services:

  • Having a lactation specialist available in a baby-friendly environment.
  • 18 suites with six Labor and Delivery suites
  • 10 Post-Partum Recovery suites.
  • Open visitation to support family-centered care.
  • 12-position holding nursery for babies who need special monitoring or continuous observation.
  • A cesarean surgical suite located in Labor and Delivery in the event a surgical delivery is necessary.
  • Next generation technology with modern amenities to include the latest industry standards for patient monitoring (both mother and baby).
  • Security features.
Consultant Team

Stanley D. Lindsey – Structural Engineering

I.C. Thomasson – MPE Engineering

Brasfield & Gorrie – Contractor

Contributions to Project's Success

Universal Care patient room strategy provides the hospital with greater flexibility.

Designed to consider phased construction adjacent to occupied areas.

Follows a patient and family-centered planning philosophy.

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