Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Optimizes Privacy and Tranquility

Louvers-within-glass from Unicel Architectural help ensure healing environment for tiniest patients

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Mercy's NICU uses louvered glazing in sliding doors

The smallest of patients particularly need quiet, private spaces to be able to develop and improve under the watchful eye of NICU staff.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Unicel Architectural, the award-winning manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, today announced the installation of its Vision Control® insulating glass units (IGUs) with integrated cord-free louvers at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The new NICU in the Bunting Center features the latest in healthcare technologies and special amenities for patients and families.

Architects AECOM of Arlington, VA, (formerly Ellerbe Becket) wanted to ensure that the NICU reflected both progressive healthcare design elements and special considerations for patient privacy throughout the facility.

“Effective healthcare design considers all aspects of a healing environment,” said Jean-François Couturier, CEO of Unicel Architectural. “The smallest of patients particularly need quiet, private spaces to be able to develop and improve under the watchful eye of NICU staff. We are proud to be a part of the NICU’s advanced approach to providing world-class neonatal care.”

As part of the overall design approach, Unicel’s Vision Control® integrated cord-free louvers were selected for both interior windows and sliding doors to ensure flexible privacy options along with sound attenuating attributes. The glass-encased louvers can additionally be adjusted to block or filter external light sources from entering the patient’s room when darkening is necessary.

Vision Control® is an award-winning, hermetically-sealed glass unit combining louvers within glass that eliminates strings, ensures alignment, requires no maintenance and provides the ideal privacy solution for ICUs, operating rooms, nurseries and more.

To view the Mercy Medical NICU Case Study, visit: http://www.unicelarchitectural.com

About Unicel Architectural

For nearly 50 years, Unicel Architectural has built a reputation for the most advanced aluminum and glass solutions. These solutions encompass louvered glazing, skylights and more, to enhance major global construction initiatives with utmost quality and reliability. With its proprietary technology, Unicel’s Vision Control® delivers unprecedented comfort and control of vision, light, temperature and sound with a patented combination of louvers between glass that are hermetically sealed and cordless. Unicel’s solutions are guaranteed for longevity, optimized for energy efficiency, and customizable to any design, environmental or cultural requirements. Unicel combines its market leading know-how with great design to ensure optimal aesthetics and sustainable performance. For more information visit: http://www.unicelarchitectural.com


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Louvered glazing provides adjustable privacy and light-filtering options