The new Texas hospital rises four stories with initial capacity for 95 beds. Comprehensive services include a 24/7 emergency room, general surgery, women’s services, orthopedics, interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, imaging, laboratory and pharmacy. The 38-acre campus also hosts an 80,000-square-foot medical office building offering primary care and specialty practices. The Beck Group selected and specified Rockfon acoustic stone wool ceiling systems as the basis of design for the bright white appearance; hydrophobic, sound-absorbing, high performance; and easy to clean surfaces.
All Rockfon stone wool ceiling panels are UL® Environment GREENGUARD® Gold Certified for low-emitting products. This stringent certification process considers safety factors that may impact people who are more vulnerable, such as children, seniors and those with compromised health. Acoustic comfort is also critical to healing and recovery. Guidelines for the design and construction of health care facilities, published by the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI), require that "all normally occupied healthcare facility spaces shall incorporate acoustic surfaces." As part of a hospital’s optimized acoustic design strategy, Rockfon’s sound-absorbing, stone wool ceiling panels achieve noise reduction coefficient (NRC) ratings of 0.90 and higher. This is considered the best NRC absorption category.
The hospital’s CEO noted, “We can’t push ‘pause’ for this pandemic because the health care needs of those who depend upon us simply won’t wait. In fact, our communities need us now more than ever. …Despite the many challenges that have presented this year, we were able to move forward with this important project.”
The hospital’s leaders shared a vision “to be transformative to people by being holistic, exceptional, connected, affordable and viable. This focus will go beyond just our patients. It’s going to include our team members, our physicians, our patient families, our vendors, our community members and any other person who walks through our doors.”
New hospital in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas