Interlude Restorative Suites

Owner: Allina Health and Benedictine Health System
Location: Fridley, MN
Mechanical/Electrical Engineers: Steen Engineering, Inc.
Architect: Horty Elving
Program: 48 Transitional Care Units
Size: 47,418 sq. ft.
Construction Budget:  $12.2 million

Interlude Restorative Suites is a three-story addition at Unity Hospital featuring 48 Transitional Care Units.

This was a unique project designed with patient recovery in mind. Each floor is equipped with an open serving kitchen allowing a personal chef to cater to individual guests needs. The guest rooms have a “no wake” policy providing staff access from the hallway to stock each room minimizing disruption.

The building’s heating and cooling system is provided by water source heat pumps connected to a 1200 MBH boiler plant and a 67 ton closed circuit evaporative fluid cooler. A central make-up air handler with heat recovery, DX cooling, hot gas reheat humidity control and indirect-fired gas heat provides ventilation air and humidity control to the entire facility.

A 150kw emergency generator provides power to both life safety and critical systems, allowing the building to remain occupied during utility outages.

Special systems include:

  • therapy pool
  • heating/cooling/dehumidification ventilation unit
  • snow melt system
  • emergency generator for life safety and critical systems