Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
Einstein Healthcare Network
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Square Footage: 360,000
LEED NC Silver
Award of Excellence, 2014
Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council
Bronze Design Award, 2013
Society of American Registered Architects
The new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is a comprehensive, 21st-century community healthcare facility dedicated to serving the health needs of its community and celebrating the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape through a design strategy that integrates architectural and interior design with innovative medical planning.
The 360,000 square foot (33,440 square meter) hospital building—comprising 96 medical/surgical beds, a 22-bed intensive care unit, a 20-bed obstetrical unit, and an eight-bed neonatal intensive care unit, as well as an adjacent 2-story medical arts building—creates a dynamic expression of medical excellence while offering a caring and welcoming environment.
The new facility emerges organically from the natural landscape, featuring low, horizontal lines that rise into a dramatic, sculptural, light-colored form clad in pre-cast concrete panels to resemble stone. A multi-story glass curtain wall distinguishes the main public entry, creating an oversize picture window with views of the neighboring Norristown Farm Park during the day—and a distinctive landmark for the hospital in the evening.
Families are included as part of a collaborative care team. This is reinforced through the design of the patient rooms, with family areas outfitted with convertible sleeper sofas for relaxation and overnight stays, entertainment systems, and access to room service meals. Patient rooms, corridors, and other public spaces showcase art specifically selected for visual serenity and regional relevance.