The newly opened Guerin Children’s pediatric medical surgical inpatient unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles combines advanced clinical care, leading-edge pediatric research and forward-looking physician education and training. The unit includes specialty care areas for pediatric patients, amenities for patients and family, and staff workspaces designed to encourage collaboration and focus.
Color coding is used within the patient spaces to streamline navigation, and private rooms are never used as a space for treatment or procedures, providing "safe zones" for young patients. Technology integration is seamless, with monitors for inpatients to engage in video calls and education, hallways that display digital artwork, and biophilic lighting that mimics natural skylights. The space also includes an outdoor area, with enough space for a hospital bed so that every patient has the opportunity to connect with the serenity of nature.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Contractor: Layton Construction
Photography: Kim Rodgers