The November 2015 opening of the upgraded, remodeled and expanded Fisher-Titus Patient Pavilion entrance officially marked the completion of more than a decade of exciting facility development projects at Fisher-Titus Medical Center—in all, an investment of more than $225 million.
The multimillion-dollar remodeled Patient Pavilion entrance and Shady Lane Café dining area together represent the final project linking all seven phases of construction that began in 2003 with the goal of delivering improved health-care services and experiences to our patients, families and community.
The Pavilion Visitor Parking Lot and Entrance Canopy
More handicapped-accessible spaces have been added to the parking lot, which was also engineered to provide for even more spaces if needed in the future. In addition, the lot’s grade has been raised for improved driver and pedestrian traffic safety.
The Pavilion’s outside entrance doors have been repositioned to much more effectively buffer high-velocity winter winds and therefore better regulate temperature control inside the Main Lobby.
The Pavilion Main Lobby
The Lobby’s project area encompasses 5,641 square feet—1,540 square feet larger than before.
The Information Desk is now positioned to provide patients and visitors entering the Pavilion with the immediate welcoming presence of our Fisher-Titus volunteers.
The technologically smart lobby provides a comfortable space for visitors and families to gather and log on or charge their electronic devices.
The attractive, new furnishings in our Main Lobby and nearby Sheri’s Coffee House nook were funded by the Fisher-Titus Auxiliary. (Earlier in 2015, the Auxiliary also supported the “refresh” of the Benedict Avenue Lobby.)
One of the most distinctive features of the upgraded Main Lobby is the beautiful baby grand piano, generously donated as an anonymous gift. The piano recognizes the work of caregivers who so selflessly serve the patients of Fisher-Titus Medical Center every day. The keyboard complements and enhances the existing environment that supports patients, visitors and hospital personnel with relaxing, soothing acoustic sounds in this new space. It is programmed with selections such as Christmas music, patriotic tunes and classical melodies. Local artists will also play live.
Finally, fine art created by local artist Nancy Beckett depicts iconic Norwalk scenes on the Lobby’s walls. These pieces further create a supportive, relaxing environment for those passing through the space at all times of the day.
THE SHADY LANE CAFÉ
The Shady Lane Café was reconfigured to provide extra seating space for visitors and employees. Additional windows give diners a panoramic view of the Fisher-Titus campus. New tables and chairs offer extra comfort and create a warm ambiance inside the café.
Vending machines have been relocated outside the Shady Lane Café, allowing easier access for visitors at all times of the day and allowing the Café to be locked after hours.
The Café is celebrating its upgraded menu of “Good4You” meal and snack selections to support visitors and employees wishing to practice healthier eating.
We would like to thank our project partners, who have been part of our Fisher-Titus Family since the original Patient Pavilion construction project began in 2003:
- Bostwick Design Partnership, architects
- Robins & Morton, general contractor
- American Health Facilities Development, project management
To the Community
Whenever you are in need of the expertise and services of Fisher-Titus Medical Center, we hope you will enjoy and be comforted by these new improvements. We are excited to offer them to you in the spirit of wellness on behalf of our entire north-central Ohio community.