The Christ Hospital
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Photo Courtesy of Greenrise TechnologiesProject Name: The Christ Hospital
Year: 2013
Owner:
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 46100 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Greenrise Technologies

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM Ohio)
Architect: Champlin Architecture
Planning & Engineering: Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers
Structural Design & Parking Consulting: THP Limited
Landscape Architect: OJB Landscape Architecture
Greenroof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
For 125 years, The Christ Hospital has been a leader in medical excellence. Located in downtown Cincinnati, the Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women’s health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopaedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. The Christ Hospital is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the USA's top 50 hospitals in several categories. The Christ Hospital became the USA's first hospital to be awarded LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.

The Christ Hospital is creating park like setting of serenity and worry-free relaxation in the form of greenroofs on multiple roofs of their complex. The greenroof includes multiple roofs topped with beautiful landscaping, large trees, water features and beautiful relaxation area overlooking downtown Cincinnati. The roofs are accessible by patients, family, doctors and employees.
Healing gardens have repeatedly been found to evoke pleasurable memories, promote good health, and act as a place of social connectivity for patients. The benefits of nature in the hospital setting extend to family members and visitors as well. Once people visit this iconic Greenrise Technologies Greenroof, they will feel more relaxed, rejuvenated, and positive.

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The Christ Hospital is located at 2139 Auburn Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219; 513.585.2000; http://www.thechristhospital.com/. See the project profiles from SOM Architects and Greenrise Technologies. Read the September 2013 The Christ Hospital Architectural and Interior Design Showcase in Healthcare Design and the June 28, 2012 SOM Writes a New Chapter at the Christ Hospital SOM Press Release.
 
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