James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital New Bed Tower

, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tampa, FL

patient room
nurses station

Page teamed with Turner Construction for the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital New Bed Tower and Infrastructure Improvements in Tampa, Florida. The project is located on a brownfield site within the campus and is comprised of approximately 220,000- square-foot new bed tower. The inpatient tower houses of 96 medical surgical private patient rooms, 40 intensive care unit beds, an interstitial mechanical space, assorted support spaces, and a new Veterans’ Canteen. Amenities include both indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a Zen Garden, a Healing Garden, and a large retail store. The lobby space attaches to the existing main hospital through a series of connecting corridors that separate staff, patient and public circulation. The project is also composed of 5,000 square feet of renovation to the existing hospital and the installation of a new generator in the existing generator power plant serving the campus. Associated site improvements consist of an additional 78 parking spaces, a new circular entry drive and drop-off, landscape improvements, and a dedicated foodservice dock.

The design of the New Bed Tower provides a warm and functional healing space for Veterans and visitors while creating an optimal work environment for staff. The Nursing Unit is the most essential building block of patient care and the layout utilizes a unique arrangement of two offset cubes to provide a sense of identity and space for each Nursing Unit while preserving the experience for visitors. By necessity, a patient tower is designed “from the inside out” with a focus on the arrangement of patient floors. Clinical efficiency, “on-stage/ off-stage” circulation and the application of proven research are critical elements to ensure the design of a successful healing environment.

Building Facts

  • 220,000 SF New Construction
  • 5,000 SF Renovation