The revived Level II-E Special Care Nursery of Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers parents and siblings a comfortable place to spend time with premature infants and term infants with medical complications.
The central caregiver station gives nurse clinicians a 360-degree view of the seven special care bays around the perimeter.
Aware that nurse stations are often located deep inside the perimeter of hospitals, Legat Architects designed a 10’ X 20’ elliptical Luminous SkyCeiling to generate a therapeutic illusion of nature.
Powered by calibrated daylight-quality LEDs, a high resolution Open Sky Composition frames the nurse station, allowing the staff to receive the healing benefits of perceived open space.
Each of the seven special care infant bays is also outfitted with a 2’ X 2’ Luminous SkyTile to simulate an opening to the sky, providing a measure of openness around each station.
This project is part of a five-phase, 16,800-square-foot complete renovation of Delnor Hospital’s NewLife Maternity Center that includes labor and delivery rooms, post-partum recovery rooms, well baby and special care nurseries, operating rooms, staff support lounges and much more.
This Installation Features:
Elliptical Luminous SkyCeilingTM