The addition to the campus promotes Lean processes and patient-centered care, while leveraging the hospital’s “creation” elements. An iconic entry onto the site and into the hospital redefines the campus. The simple massing of the contemporary architecture and the materials (pre-cast concrete, glass and metal panels) are contrasted by dynamic multicolored glass for a bold statement.
In the expansion of the site, integration of a new three-story bed tower, which was increased by another three with the newest patient tower (for a total of six floors) and addition to the emergency department, the hospital will promote healthy living through dining and integrated outdoor spaces, which include outdoor dining and a walking trail. Centralized public areas allow for easy wayfinding. The central energy plant was expanded to accommodate the additions.
For operational efficiencies, Lean design principles are incorporated to reduce travel distances for staff and patient transport. Separation is established for front-of-the-house and back-of-the house functions to enhance efficiency and increase patient privacy. Maximized daylighting promotes healing and a wellness environment throughout the facility. The hospital site is being expanded for additional parking and the provision of safe pedestrian access and egress.
The facility attained LEED® HC (Healthcare) certification.
Photos: © Ben Tanner Photography, © Kieran Reynolds Photography