The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
Greensboro, North Carolina
Square Footage: 240,600 (new), 85,700 (renovated)
LEED NC Silver
The North Tower at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital prioritizes environmental responsibility and operational efficiency in an innovative and cost-effective addition. The 240,600 square foot (22,350 square meter) project consists of a full replacement of the surgical suite, 16 operating rooms, post-anesthesia care unit, central sterile supply, and 54 prep/post positions. In addition, the project doubles the capacity of the emergency department to accommodate growing patient volumes and includes a 3-story patient tower providing 96 patient rooms. It also features a new loading dock.
A healing garden with its restful water feature is reminiscent of North Carolina’s many waterfalls. Native landscapes provide a natural environment for patients and visitors to enjoy.
Limits on floor-to-floor height that resulted from aligning bed floors with the existing building provided the design team with a significant opportunity for innovation. As a result, the hospital became the first in the state and one of the first in the U.S. to implement chilled beam technologies to heat and cool patient rooms, which dramatically reduced ductwork sizes and service requirements.