This new 44-bed hospital is oriented on its scenic site to take advantage of a panoramic view of the nearby river and mountains. The design creates an environment that embraces the community and blends into the site as it opens up to out-of-doors’ views and natural light. In the project’s quest to achieve LEED certification, the facility was environmentally sensitive throughout construction and utilized environmentally appropriate materials.
The full-service, three-and-a-half story hospital includes an emergency department, imaging, surgery, medical/surgical beds, CCU beds, new neurology clinic, new oncology clinic, and various support services. Conforming to the unlevel mountainous site, the ground half-story at the back of the building contains dining options. The first and second floors house public spaces, an emergency department, diagnostics, surgery, PACU, and ambulatory staging on exterior walls for easy future expansion. An additional level is also planned for the facility. Well-organized design also provides horizontal departmental adjacencies and vertical building relationships that are conducive to simplified wayfinding, staff efficiencies, and enhanced patient safety. The third floor contains patient beds, pharmacy, and respiratory therapy, and a physicians’ office building is located adjacent to the hospital’s main entry.
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