ZGF programmed and designed the 12-story, 680,000 SF acute-care tower, expanding services within a rapidly growing region and consolidating the largest emergency department service in the state into one facility. The building includes 328 patient rooms, surgery, imaging, a parking structure, central plant, and significant site, street, and utility improvements. The planning and design of the healing environment centered on the concept of providing a highly sustainable, light-filled, patient-centered care setting with views to nature throughout. It consolidates similar functions, improves adjacencies of interdependent departments, and simplifies processes and procedures, such as staff, patient, and material flow to provide maximum efficiency and flexibility. The design was refined through a series of dynamic workshops with users, including key service line leaders, hospital staff, and other stakeholders. This process resulted in the merging of three key hospital functions–surgery, interventional radiology, and catheterization laboratories–creating a unified vision for a new model of care.

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