Connecticut Healthcare

Stamford Hospital Opens Outpatient Med Bldg. – Designed By SLAM


Open seating area / © John Giammatteo

Glastonbury, CT – Stamford Hospital opened the doors to a new outpatient medical building at 292 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. The 46,000sf renovation project was designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and provides modern space for a broad array of clinical services including adult primary care and specialty consultation; urogynecology and pelvic surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; a diabetes and endocrinology center including diabetes education; blood draw and radiology; and a soon-to-be walk-in clinic. To help promote current and future methods of care, this project introduced several new concepts such as integrated imaging and procedure space, universal exam rooms, and multidisciplinary collaborative work areas for staff.

The facility was designed to create a more flexible, streamlined, reliable, and pleasing experience for both patients and staff. Clinical pods comprised of multipurpose exam/consultation rooms, staff support, and physician offices support a collaborative care organizational model that promotes flexibility and team-based collaboration. Exam/consultation rooms emphasize face-to-face communication between patient and  physician while daylight-filled collaboration rooms in each pod provides staff space to discuss the best patient-focused experience.


“A distinguishing aspect of this new facility is a collaborative model of care separating public areas from private to maximize the patient experience,” says Tracy Caisse, AIA SLAM project designer. “Patients can coordinate their care in all areas of the facility, truly a “one-stop shopping” to healthcare.”