Established in 1889, The Christ Hospital ranks among the best medical facilities in the nation. Given its growing needs, the institution tapped SOM to design a 1.4-million-square-foot master plan that included street reconfigurations, a new entrance, and improvements to the central utility plant. SOM also designed a new Joint and Spine Center that serves as a contemporary addition to the medical campus.
The 381,000-square-foot masonry-and-glass building draws from the predominantly red-brick character of the hospital’s existing buildings. Patient rooms on the upper floors offer stunning views of downtown Cincinnati and beyond. Lower floors house orthopaedic, spine, and sports medicine facilities that connect with the hospital’s existing surgical and imaging areas. Wood finishes and other warm materials help create a tranquil and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors, and healthcare professionals. - See more at: http://www.som.com/projects/the_christ_hospital#sthash.dB8i8Eib.dpuf