St. Vincent Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
Creating a space to provide distraction and interest for children in their hospital room was a welcome challenge when designing two themed patient rooms at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent (PMCH).
While maintaining the overall room layout—as well as PMCH standard finishes—we added elements to support the theme of each room, while being cognizant of infection control, accessibility guidelines, durability and maintenance concerns. With the use of laser cut wall protection, we were able to provide long-lasting graphic interest. Acrylic covered shadow boxes provide areas of visual interest where items— such as megaphones, uniforms and model cars—could be incorporated in their natural forms. The families, patients and staff of PMCH were an integral part of each room design, providing their wishes for the rooms—as well as input and ideas to assist us in meeting our goals.
The timeframe from design through completion was a challenge for both rooms, with 7-10 weeks from project start to the room blessings. This included design, fabrication and procurement of all displayed items, as well as installation. The lasting impact of designing rooms for living and dying heroes is a one of a kind experience that touched everyone involved.
- Award-winning design