SSOE Group
Our designs reflect extensive knowledge of healthcare trends and Evidence-Based Design (EBD) so that the facility succeeds as a place for healing as well as a sound business decision.

Project Profile: Henry Ford Hospital Varian EDGETM Radiosurgery System

Henry Ford Health System chose SSOE Group to provide architectural and engineering services, which included the removal of a linear accelerator (LINAC) and installation of a new Varian EDGE radiosurgery system in an existing vault in the basement of Henry Ford Hospital. Initially, the vault was not adequately shielded for the radiation output of the new equipment, as determined by the client’s on-staff physicist. SSOE worked closely with the physicist, shielding contractor, and construction manager to creatively solve this problem and ultimately provided a fully-shielded treatment room to house the first EDGE radiosurgery LINAC of its kind in North America—second in the world.
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Project Profile: Hospital and Medical Office Building

Aiming to increase patient access to state-of-the-art medical technology and professional healthcare services, Mercy Tiffin Hospital sought SSOE’s expertise to construct a new, fully integrated hospital and medical office building.
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Project Profile: Strategic Development Master Plan

Located on 500 acres of tranquil farmland, this state-of-the-art campus is for individuals with Mental Retardation or Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD). The client solicited SSOE’s services to develop a strategic master plan for the future.

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Project Profile: Interim Stay Unit

SSOE performed a complete renovation of the former surgical suite at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. The suite was vacated when the North addition (Fitzgerald Pavilion) was opened and inpatient surgery functions were relocated. SSOE designed a new 53-bed, 23-hour Interim Stay Unit (ISU) to infill the vacant suite.
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Project Profile: Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Specialty Hospital

This single-story, freestanding, orthopaedic, and spine specialty hospital is located on a satellite outpatient campus of the ProMedica healthcare system. Support spaces include those required for state licensing and program operation. This facility is ProMedica’s first all digital hospital, complete with electronic health records technology, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services, including CT, MRI, and general X-ray.

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Project Profile: New ICU Expansion

Due to an increase in patient demand and more stringent care requirements, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital’s existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) department could not adequately serve its patients. Patient care spaces, equipment, and required technology required upgrades if the facility were to retain its reputation for providing exceptional care.
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Project Profile: Women and Infants Center

UAB-WI-1The Women and Infants Center is contained in 430,000 SF on seven floors of the 639,000 SF building, housing a two floor, 70,000 SF radiation oncology center. The remainder of the building is earmarked for future growth and will include medical offices and clinics.


UAB-WI2SSOE provided fully integrated mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (M/E/P/FP) engineering as part of the owner’s design team using a bridging project delivery method.

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Project Profile: Expansion of Cancer Treatment Facilities

Slidell-Regional Cancer Center Interior

Photo Credit: Scott Moore

A leader in cancer treatment technology, Slidell Memorial Hospital needed a comprehensive cancer center that consolidated all of their existing treatment options resulting in a new, three-floor building on the hospital campus. The development of this facility also allowed for expanded services increasing the number of patients Slidell could care for.

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Project Profile: Replacement Hospital

Benjamin-Russel-Hospital2The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children is a new, 12-story, replacement hospital with a central energy plant. This project is the largest medical facility expansion in the history of the State of Alabama. It is located directly north of the current facility and is bridged to the existing facilities.

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Project Profile: New Critical Access Hospital

Plans to replace this aging hospital have begun with SSOE’s design of a new healthcare campus on a nearby 38-acre greenfield site.

The campus master plan will accommodate the new hospital, skilled nursing facility, and a full range of support services—including Life Flight. SSOE incorporated a full-service, 24-hour emergency department, a medical / surgical ICU, inpatient and outpatient surgery, rehabilitation services, pastoral social services, along with all of the necessary laboratory, diagnostic, and dietary rooms, and an enhanced patient experience — all of which were major criteria in the design of this facility.

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