Critical Care Building

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

The clinical space expansion project at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital represents an exciting step forward and a major investment in the future of this highly-respected healthcare institution. Pivotal provided lighting design services for this project, which includes a new state-of-the-art 577-bed clinical tower with intensive care and emergency departments, along with upgrades to the existing hospital buildings and expansion of the surrounding site.

The interior and exterior lighting are carefully designed to support the hospital’s goals of maximizing patient comfort, family experience, and connection to the local community. Soft corners, vibrant colors, and indirect lighting help to create a welcoming experience for young patients. Calming rooftop gardens and soft, low illumination of site features make the new addition a warm and inviting place for patients and their families.

Within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pivotal coordinated extensively with physicians, researchers, designers, software engineers, and manufacturers to design a novel six-channel indirect patient headwall fixture with fully-custom user interface, affording researchers and caregivers unprecedented control over individual patients’ scheduled spectral exposure throughout the day. Detailed information on the spectral lighting portion of this project can be found here.