Boston – Suffolk was recently recognized with a Healthcare Facilities Symposium Distinction Team Award at the 2022 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Long Beach, Calif. This award was granted to the project team that recently completed the Hale Family Building project at Boston Children’s Hospital.
The Team Award focuses on a project team that has worked together to change the face of healthcare design through innovation, creativity, efficiency and teamwork.
Constructed by Suffolk and designed by Shepley Bulfinch, Boston Children’s Hospital’s new 11-story (with three additional levels below ground), 565,000sf Hale Family Building enables Boston Children’s Hospital to provide improved and efficient care while better supporting the teams who deliver that care. The facility addresses growing patient volume and the delivery of high-level tertiary and quaternary care by adding space to improve patient flow and operational efficiencies for acute care, critical care, diagnostic and other ancillary services on the hospital’s main campus.
Industry-leading technologies have been incorporated into the building, including an IMRIS trolley MRI system and a pneumatic tube system which transports patient samples through the building to an automation line in the clinical laboratory. The Hale Family Building is the first pediatric institution in the world to incorporate either of these cutting-edge solutions.
The project team focused on a singular purpose: to build the very best healing space possible for operating on and treating children of all ages who require a wide spectrum of care. Any critical element requested was carefully reviewed by multi-disciplinary teams who collaborated to implement innovative solutions and resolve challenges in a timely and effective way.