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Mother's Mercy Medical Center - NO CC

by Zarathustra Posted 29th Sep 2017 at 3:01 AM - Updated 7th Oct 2017 at 1:15 AM by Zarathustra
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Dr. Harper looked up at the incoming MedEvac chopper and savored the few seconds of solitude afforded her by the deafening roar of the rotor blades. Too soon though, the helicopter touched down on the rooftop landing pad, and before the turbines had even had a chance to start winding down, she was rushing across the tarmac to the side door where two paramedics were unloading the stretcher.

"What do we have?" she asked.

"34 year old female, MVA, fractured pelvis, severe lacerations to the lower right leg! Responding to questions when we arrived on-scene, but by the time the chopper showed up, she was non-responsive! Showing signs of shock, severe blood loss!" shouted the paramedic over the roar of the MedEvac.

Harper glanced down at the woman on the stretcher. The paramedic's diagnosis looked spot-on to her, and for something like this, there was no question that the woman was going to need emergency surgery to keep the blood loss from killing her. She and the two paramedics wheeled the stretcher into the MedEvac dispatch center and into the waiting elevator. As they descended into the hospital, Harper silently cursed for the thousandth time the architect who had designed the hospital's Emergency Services department… that idiot had been more concerned with the aesthetics of a rooftop helipad above the specialists' offices than the speed needed to get patients from the chopper to the emergency OR.

The elevator doors opened and Harper steered the stretcher through the connecting hallway and into the main interior entrance of the ER. The PA on call was already scrubbed in and in the department's trauma room, and they quickly had the patient transferred to the OR bed in the center of the room. The staff started cutting away the shredded remains of the patient's clothing, and suddenly Harper saw something that instantly changed her entire approach to treating her.

"This woman is pregnant. Get me an ultrasound and call the NICU, have them prep for an emergency delivery. Get Dr. Lane down here now."

The attending staff sprang into action, and in short order, they had an IV hooked up and the NICU had confirmed Dr. Lane was on his way down from the second floor. Dr. Harper focused her attention on keeping the mother alive, irrigating the deep lacerations on her leg and preparing sutures from the nearby supply cabinets to close the wound after it had been sterilized. Dr. Lane arrived and quickly took charge, evaluating the mother and (thank heaven) confirming that the infant was still alive as well. However, because of the nature of the injury, he did not feel that the child could safely be carried to term, and with the mother being 33 weeks pregnant, he judged the best course of action for both mother and child was an emergency delivery. Knowing that Dr. Lane was better prepared to lead such a procedure, Dr. Harper stepped back to assist.

As it turned out though, she never got the chance to assist in any significant way, as Dr. Lane decided that the facilities upstairs in the neonatal ward were better suited for this particular patient. Dr. Harper began to follow as the patient was moved past the curtained wards to the patient elevator on the other side of the ER, but the triage nurse flagged her down and redirected her to another incoming MVA patient. Harper rushed out the main ER entrance into the outdoor ambulance bay, where two EMTs were unloading a gurney. The patient's injuries presented as less extensive than those of the mother she had just been handling, but they were still enough to warrant moving back into the OR. In particular, he had suffered severe facial lacerations from the shattered glass of his truck's windshield, his jaw looked to be broken, and his face was slick with blood. He was conscious though, and responsive to stimuli, though he was less concerned with his own condition than Harper would have expected, instead just asking over and over "How is she? How is she?" in a kind of slurred daze. Harper eventually was able to administer enough morphine to take the edge off the worst of his pain, and she asked who he was talking about.

"The woban I hid- id she alive? How id she? I didn see her, an den all ob a sudden she wad righ dere in fron of be, an oh by god, id she alive? Please say she's alrigh... please..." the man gasped out. Dr. Harper looked up at the paramedics, who filled her in on the details of the accident, and she realized that this man had been involved in the same MVA as the woman who had just disappeared up the elevator to the neonatal ward.

"We'll take good care of her, I promise," said Harper, "but right now, we need to make sure you're alright too- hold still, I need to check out some of those cuts on your face and I need you to stop talking so I can take a closer look at your skull." Dr. Harper could already tell that the man's jaw would need fairly extensive reconstruction, and some of the deeper cuts were sure to leave extensive scarring without corrective surgery. She marked his chart to refer him to the hospital's reconstructive and cosmetic surgery specialists when he was discharged from the ER.

Later that day, Harper took advantage of her break to visit the NICU on the floor above, concerned for the health of the newborn she knew had been successfully delivered early that morning. The mother had still not recovered from the anesthesia she had been placed under, but she had been transferred to the inpatient surgery wing on the floor above, as it was beyond the capabilities of the ER or the Maternity ward to handle a pelvic reconstruction on the level she would need. Looking in through the NICU windows at a room that was somewhat more cheerful than most hospital suites, Harper saw Dr. Lane peering into one of the incubators at the tiny infant. Lane glanced up and saw her, and walked over to the door.

"He'll be fine, this little guy is pretty tough! Give him a few weeks, and he'll be in as good of shape as if he'd come into this world when his mama'd been planning on meeting him!"

"Oh good," said Harper. "I actually had the guy from the other truck downstairs earlier- his face was smashed all to hell, but all he could think about was how the woman in the other car was doing. I didn't tell him she was pregnant, since I didn't want to hit him with that right off the bat, but once he wakes up from having his jaw re-set, he'll be so relieved."

"It's not all sunshine and roses I'm afraid," said Lane. "Mother and child should both be fine in the long run, but she'll be in physical therapy for months- her pelvis is almost completely shattered on the left side. It'll be a long time before she can even walk with a cane… I don't envy you that conversation!"

"Lucky me…" said Dr. Harper. "I'm going up to the cafeteria- do you want anything?"

"I'd love a cup of coffee, if you're buying!" joked Lane.

Dr. Harper didn't always have the time to keep track of patients after they left the ER; she was, after all, a trauma specialist, but for the cases that really stuck in her mind, she tried to keep track of people as they moved through their treatment. Several weeks later, the man she'd evaluated in the ER had successfully undergone facial reconstruction surgery in the hospital's cosmetic surgery office, and to all outward appearances, was back to his old self. He still blamed himself for the accident though, and even after he knew that both mother and child were going to pull through, it was all he could seem to think about. After a few consultations, Harper had referred him to one of the trauma therapists in the specialist's wing of the hospital, and he was visiting the wood-paneled offices of a psychiatrist over there twice a week. While she knew it was a slow process, Harper was glad to hear that he was gradually making progress.

Dr. Lane's predictions for their emergency delivery infant proved accurate, as his development surprised even the NICU veterans. His mother didn't improve quite as quickly- she was crushed when she heard that they'd had to do an emergency delivery, blaming herself for missing her baby's birth. She was also still in and out of surgery- a shattered pelvis is no easy fix, after all, and she was quickly getting sick of those pea-green walls and having to take a shower from a wheelchair got old fast. Still, she was down in the NICU to see her baby every chance she had, and while she might be sad to have been unconscious for her baby's first breaths, Harper was sure that this was a mom who would make every effort to be there for the other big moments in her new child's life. The baby would still be in the NICU for a while too, which might be for the best, thought Harper, since his mother still had a long course of physical therapy coming, and the both of them being in the hospital at least kept them close to one another.

Yes, it would have been better for them if she'd never had to see any of these people, she thought, but it was stories like this, getting to see people on the road to recovery after a tragedy, or ensuring that a new life started with its best foot forward, that had inspired her to take up medicine in the first place, and she never once had had cause to regret it.

I'm sure you're all shocked to see me unveil yet another enormous lot, right? Anybody? No? OK.

I've wanted to try creating a hospital for quite a while now, and since an Obstetrics/Neo-Natal wing seemed like a good fit for the current challenge, it was enough to give me the last push I needed to go in and create one. You have all the wards and departments described in the story above, an Emergency Room on the first floor, Obstetrics and Neo-Natal on the second, In-Patient Surgery on the third, and the obligatory bland hospital cafeteria on the fourth, as well as things like on-call staff offices, a chapel, and a pharmacy. In the specialists' offices, the second floor houses a psychiatrist's office, the third, a physical therapist, and the fourth, a cosmetic surgery office, with the MedEvac helipad located on the roof (and in entirely the wrong place from a medical standpoint, as Dr. Harper pointed out above!). There are also extensive parking areas around the building, including a multi-story parking garage in the back corner (we'll all just agree to ignore the fact that there's no physical way for cars on the upper levels to get there, right? )

This is a huge lot, no denying it- 5x6, and $1.4M+ worth of stuff, so you can probably expect it to play slower than most lots you're used to. As uploaded, it's zoned residential, since that allows more flexibility in gameplay; however I can easily imagine using this lot as a community location as well- it actually has a few community lot objects here and there already, you'll notice.

No CC anywhere (though this is a lot that I could imagine many of you will want to renovate and add in some of the wonderful hospital-themed CC that exists out there), and I did playtest a clone of the lot to find problems, which should all be fixed now. If I missed any, let me know, and I'll get right on it as soon as I can.

Here's to your good health!

Lot Size: 5x6
Lot Price (furnished): $1,413,675

Additional Credits:
While I could never seem to find the original source, the inspiration for the exterior of this lot comes from the image attached at the end of the in-game screenshots, so inspiration credit to whoever designed that.

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Home Business

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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Link Ninja
#2 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 5:27 AM
Yaaaassss! this is simply amazing! You have like...a vanilla touch of Midas I swear. I will gladly download this and use it for my medical settings! My favorite room is the reception desk in the middle so far but all of them are awesome!
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retired moderator
#3 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 7:07 AM
I am constantly in awe of your decorating skills. I love the stone brick in the double-height lobby. The PT room is perfect! Usually I can figure out your tricks, but what did you use to make the upper cabinets?
#4 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 8:00 AM
Amazing! Love the vent hoods in the NICU!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 10:15 AM
I'm (as always) impressed with your skills-even though I know way in advance my game cannot handle this lovely lot. I can admire it from afar, though, with envy.
Great job!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 12:44 PM
Beautiful as always! Love the little details like the magazines in the waiting room and the chapel.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 1:36 PM
Stunning as always, you really do know how to make the most of maxis content. I would also like to know what those upper cabinets are though? I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what you used.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 6:33 PM
This is so great, I was wondering when you were going to upload your next masterpiece. Thank you so much, you are truly an inspiration for me.

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Forum Resident
#9 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 10:39 PM
Fantastic as always!! I'm always taken aback by your clever use of items already in the game, to create a feel for the themes of your creations! The oven vents? genius! Your creations always make me feel like a kid, walking into the mall for the first time after they put up the Christmas decorations... which typically happens around the end of May now, right?

Anyway... Great work!

Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10 Old 29th Sep 2017 at 11:46 PM
I'm always amused to see what tricks people are most interested in learning from my uploads! I wouldn't have guessed that it'd be the overhead cabinets, but it's an easy make- it's just two wine racks placed front-to-front using quartertileplacement, so none of the bottles are visible!

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#11 Old 30th Sep 2017 at 8:03 AM
Absolutely amazing as per usual! Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 30th Sep 2017 at 6:37 PM
Very cool creation. The name made me chuckle and fits in with the humor of Maxis (not sure if you even intended to be punny).
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 2nd Oct 2017 at 11:56 AM
This is so amazing, I love it!
Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd Oct 2017 at 5:15 PM
Absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#15 Old 3rd Oct 2017 at 4:20 AM
Great building, but I will enter the game will collapse T-T
Link Ninja
#16 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 2:49 AM
Ahhh, I've gotten into this lot now and there's FAR MORE areas you hadn't shown in detail that are every bit as awesome. Howabout that physical therapy rehabilitation room? Or how each section has awesome check in/nurse stations with those little diagonal corners and half walls? Or the little vents and towels and hand washing signs everywhere! It's just all so good! It was worth the wait! I have an upcoming chapter that uses a flashback to this hospital so I will be sure to tag you in it to see. I definitely tried to show off the exterior in at least one pic to show how big the place is

And I definitely will be using it more later too!
#17 Old 6th Nov 2017 at 10:45 PM
This is fab thank you!
Lab Assistant
5th Jan 2018 at 8:20 AM
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Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 3:19 AM
Zarathustra for the first time ever (note I haven't been so bold before) I planted this lovely lot of yours and dared to attempt to open it in game. Alas my game refuses to let me play in it but it still looks lovely in the neighborhood I am building around it. This big medical center is the focus of play right now. There are a lot of doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc going to work right away. Thanks for enhancing my game every time you create. You are awesome no doubt!!!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 7th Feb 2018 at 8:57 AM
This is truly awesome! I am a builder myself, and love the challenge of bigger lots, so I can appreciate how much work went into this one. Getting back into TS2, having missed some of the stuff not in TS3 (and not interested at all in TS4, or 1.5 as I call it), and can already imagine a lot of fun with this lot!
Test Subject
#20 Old 24th Feb 2018 at 12:33 PM
thanks for this!
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#21 Old 24th Feb 2018 at 1:08 PM
I have my new computer so I am going to attempt to play the lot, so far just opened it in build mode. As always wonderful attention to detail like the realistic rooms, the striped ambulance bay area and the way you used the white floor edging in the car park. Totally stealing those last two ideas. Everyone is awe'ing over the rooms and here I am taking the dropper to the car park.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 11:02 PM
Wow. I'm impressed. Thank you for this.
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Dec 2018 at 3:30 AM
Love this but for some reason it won't load for me it always crashes my game whenever I try to load it even though I have the complete sims collection
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#24 Old 15th Dec 2018 at 2:42 AM
@tbhsbandgirl , The obvious question, and I'm almost sure it's not necessary, but when you say "complete sims collection," you do mean TS2, right?

Assuming you do, sometimes really big lots like this will crash when you try to move a family in, but if you force-close the game and reopen it, your Sims will be moved in correctly (just means you don't get to see the cutscene of the taxi arriving)

If it's just crashing when you try to open it even without Sims, I'm afraid I don't have anything to suggest... It might just be too big for your computer to handle...

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 12th Jan 2019 at 8:24 PM
My favorite hospital. If anyone can find bassinet to match the baby, I can't find it anywhere.
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