New Interventional Radiology Suite offers advanced technologies for improved patient outcomes

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital opens Leading-Edge Interventional Radiology Suite

With the need to offer new and expand its services to the Franklin and Cumberland County communities, the Chambersburg Hospital completed the renovations to the new Interventional Radiology (IR) Suite.  With new state of the art technology and equipment, the new Suite will offer more procedure and treatment options for their patients.  The project involved the conversion of existing space within the Hospital into this new suite.  The Hospital engaged Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates (CRA) to provide planning and design services.  CRA worked with the Hospital’s Master Planner, ConfigureHealth, to develop a solution that met their need within the confines of the existing Hospital.

 Less Invasive Procedures Lead to Faster Recovery

Interventional Radiology uses advanced technology imaging systems to perform image-guided procedures to treat a wide variety of diseases throughout the body.    This technology can help diagnose and treat conditions without having to perform more invasive options such as scoping or surgery.  The procedures involve smaller incisions and instruments and can treat cancers, tumors, blockages in arteries and veins, liver problems, and kidney problems.   The new Interventional Radiology suite at Chambersburg Hospital will allow their physicians to perform new procedures which they could not provide before.

View of Procedure Room from Control Room

 Functional solution developed within a challenging existing space

The final design solution involved conversion of an existing Cardiac Catheterization Lab into the new IR Suite.  One of the initial challenges was that the space needed for the IR procedure room was much greater than that of the former procedure rooms.  The design team worked closely with the Hospital’s key stakeholders to develop a solution that fit within the constraints of existing structure and existing systems while meeting the needs of all users.

During construction, previously undocumented existing mechanical systems were encountered that impacted the design.  These existing systems could not be relocated without major impact to the Hospital’s bed tower.  CRA expeditiously worked with the Contractor and user groups to determine an alternate solution.  That solution maintained the required function of the space and was implemented without any impact to the schedule.  The end result was a space that was not only highly functional, but is also a calming and inviting for the patients and their families.

Pre/Post Procedure Patient Care Area

“During construction, previously undocumented existing mechanical systems were encountered that impacted the design.  These existing systems could not be relocated without major impact to the Hospital’s bed tower.  CRA expeditiously worked with the Contractor and user groups to determine an alternate solution.  That solution maintained the required function of the space and was implemented without any impact to the schedule.  The end result was a space that was not only highly functional, but is also a calming and inviting for the patients and their families.”

John Massimilla, COO, WellSpan – Chambersburg Hospital

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