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TRO JUNG | BRANNEN WINS NEW ENGLAND AWARD FOR "BEST IN HEALTHCARE" DESIGN FOR WORK ON NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
NEWTON, Mass. (August, 2008) – TRO Jung|Brannen, the largest international architecture, interior design and engineering firm in Boston, has been honored for its healthcare architecture by the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
The firm’s work on Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Emergency Department addition won "Best in Healthcare" Award for design excellence.
"The new Emergency Department was designed with a focus on patient-centered care," said Mark Lemons, MD, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Newton-Wellesley. "Our goal was to provide patients with the most comfortable environment for quality treatment including everything from televisions in each room to mobile equipment to minimize patient transfers to various departments during their visit."
To address the growing needs of the population in the western suburbs and to accommodate the rise in emergency room use, Newton-Wellesley Hospital opened the Maxwell Blum Emergency Pavilion in 2007. The $80 million project also included additional parking and two floors above the Emergency Pavilion for future clinical space. It is the largest expansion project in Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s 125-year history.
"We are thrilled that our work has been recognized through these prestigious awards," said Robert Hoye, CEO of TRO Jung|Brannen. "Our design for the project was intended to provide a calming environment in a patient focused space."
Newton-Wellesley Hospital was recently named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals that has achieved a level of excellence in clinical outcomes, efficiency of operations, financial performance, and growth of patient volume. This is the fourth consecutive year Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been recognized as one of the 100 Top Hospitals.
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