Project: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Trauma Center

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently completed a 5-year remodel and expansion of their Emergency Trauma Center. Shiffler Associates was the architect of record and worked with RTKL Chicago as the medical design consultant.

The project, a nine-phase remodel and addition to the existing trauma center, was accomplished while keeping the remainder of the department open for business. The department is laid out in a “ballroom” manner meaning the 32 exam/treatment rooms, 3 trauma rooms, SART room, cast room and psych room are arranged all around four nurse stations and physician teaching area. Adjacent departments included as part of the remodeling provide Phlebotomy and Radiology with 2 CT scan rooms and 5 x-ray rooms.