He was also an expert in hospital design, and was thus familiar with building construction.
The pavilion plan concept of hospital design was influential in barrack planning after the Crimean War.
The hospital design includes a six story atrium that allows natural sunlight.
Bertrand Goldberg, known for his innovative hospital designs, was hired to design the new $60-million facility.
The "sacrifice" for the interior was an effort to reduce the risk of infection, a constant concern in late 19th-century hospital design.
"I'm a medical student and I'm interested in hospital design and construction."
The present hospital building incorporates some of the most advanced concepts in hospital design and sophisticated equipment.
Sternberg also took a great interest in hospital design, believing that the character of the buildings themselves should contribute to the healing process.
Notable elements of the original hospital design were in layout and technology.
The research of British Medical Association is showing that good hospital design can reduce patient's recovery time.