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Cohen Hospital Shortlisted for Interior Design Best of Year Award

The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, designed as a collaboration between Ballinger and HOK, was a finalist for Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Awards in the Healthcare category. The 246,500 SF facility is dedicated to the healthcare needs of mothers and babies, offering the full range of services women and infants may need before, during, and after childbirth—including specialized prenatal care and neonatal intensive care for newborns in need of extra support. The hospital is designed to provide patient‐focused care to reduce maternal stress and incorporate the family in the healing process with serene individual rooms and support areas.

The virtual, multi-part Best of Year Awards ceremony was a part of “Best of Design 2020,” a virtual festival honoring this year’s design highlights and outstanding achievements.

Link to ceremony details

NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens

The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing individualized care to pregnant women and their newborns, opened August 2.  

Ballinger served as medical architect and healthcare planner for the 246,500 SF hospital, which graces the top six floors of the David H. Koch Center in Manhattan. 

The hospital’s 75 antepartum and postpartum rooms allow every patient to have their own room, promoting privacy, family bonding, and comfort. A Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)—offering the highest level of critical care for newborns—features private rooms and is the first in New York City with a dedicated MRI and operating room in the NICU. The interior design includes spacious rooms flooded with natural light and artwork created by women. 

“The NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns has been designed, first and foremost, as a place for mothers and their babies to receive the highest quality, most personalized level of care available,” said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. “The hospital’s best-in-class model of care combines outstanding care teams, cutting-edge clinical technologies, and a beautiful, nurturing setting that prioritizes our patients’ privacy, safety and comfort.”

The project was designed as a collaboration between HOK and Ballinger.

Maternity Center Offers Privacy and Distancing to All

Local news station NY1 covered the opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, a 246,500 SF hospital within the David H. Koch Center.

Excerpted from NY1:

Inside the new Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns it’s all about care and comfort.

Dr. Laura Riley offered an exclusive look inside the new facility at New York Presbyterian David H. Koch Center which features 75 all-private antepartum and postpartum rooms which hospital administrators realized would be a benefit to treatment when the pandemic hit as the project neared its completion.

“We realized that this space is going to be even better for us because with the pandemic we needed women to have private rooms,” said Dr. Riley, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

It’s a feature moms-to-be like Lucy Bai say will provide some peace of mind when she delivers her baby, knowing that social distancing is incorporated into the design.

“I think it’s definitely put me at ease now a little bit more than it did before because we do know a little bit more about this virus” said Bai. “We do know that wearing masks are effective. I’ll be wearing a mask. I know the doctors and nurses will be wearing a mask,” she said.

Families whose babies are being treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will also have their privacy. Riley says everything is state of the art to give mom and baby the best start.

“Having that private space from the time that you come in to the time that you leave I think is really special, it also allows us to really personalize the care” said Riley.

And now with triple the space currently available at the hospital, administrators expect to handle around seven thousand births per year once the center opens on Sunday.