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Video Blog | Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

by Acoustics By Design on June 2, 2010

Henry Ford’s dream for a “hotel for sick people” comes to fruition with the 2009 opening of the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. The hospital is designed with a comprehensive approach to acoustics including noise isolation, speech privacy, room acoustics, HVAC noise control, and community noise control. © 2010, Acoustics By Design.

This new hospital was designed with all aspects of patient wellness in mind, including taking a proactive design stance on the acoustical environment. Sound propagation throughout the facility, in both public and patient areas, was investigated to facilitate selection of proper sound absorbing and blocking treatments to create calm and private surroundings for a busy facility. Acoustics By Design recommended treatments for the two large atriums, verified performance of architect-selected partition types, and provided direction on sound isolation for the MR suite. Additionally, a state-of-the-art 90 seat demonstration kitchen was designed with adequate sound isolation, interior treatment and low background HVAC noise for future use as a broadcast auditorium. Henry Ford Health System is also sensitive to the community where this facility is located and embarked on property line noise measurements to assure compliance with the local ordinance. LEED certification is being sought for this beautiful “northern Michigan lodge” styled building.

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Acoustics By Design consultants provide acoustical consulting services to architects, engineers, facility directors, municipalities, and building owners. Our team includes acoustical consultants, acoustical engineers, noise consultants, and vibration consultants. Our firm also includes an integrated team of audio-visual consultants who design audio, video, theatrical lighting, and technical systems and integrate them with the native acoustical environment.

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John West June 15, 2010 at 10:48 am

I would be interested to know if you have experince in Emergency Departments, at the main check-in area. We are getting a lot of complaints from patients that feel there privacy is being invaded. Also, our Press Gainey scores for quiet at night are not good at all.

Thank you.
John West
Director of Facility Development
Sparrow Health System

Affinity Home Care Agency October 20, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Henry Ford Hospital is the best. I have never seen anything like it. The food is amazing and the staff is great. A lot of our patients are so happy to be at henry ford.

Affinity Home Care Agency October 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm

This is a very nice video. Henry Ford Hospital is not just a hospital but truly defines what health care is all about

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