St. Joseph’s Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging

After completing the Main Charlton Campus Master Plan for St. Joseph’s Healthcare, architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson was commissioned to implement Phase 1 of the Plan – a new addition to accommodate a redeveloped Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Department. The new DI consolidates related treatment facilities from six separate locations to one 29,000 sq.ft. floor of Charlton.

Our work with St. Joseph’s considers the effect of the built environment on patient outcomes, staff stress and fatigue, and facility efficiency, as well as productivity. Sensory experiences and natural materials were selected with this in mind. Located at street level, the D.I. Department presents a welcoming and soothing first impression to the hospital, bringing nature into all spaces in an effort to reduce patient anxiety. Limited amount of natural light was balanced by the use of a number of lighting sequences, natural colours and materials. Etched glass panels and back lit ceiling graphics provide textural surfaces that add a richness to patient areas.

Using lean mapping practices, space planning advanced the Hospital’s goals to generate an efficient and effective flow of services. Treatment spaces include two Flouroscopies, two MRIs, two CT Suites, two General Radiology Suites, Mammography, Teaching Rooms, Recovery Bays, Waiting Lounges and Support Spaces. 

The project was completed in association with Perkins + Will (Boston).