After becoming a member of Group Well being Techniques’ (CHS; Franklin, Tenn.) regional Northwest Well being community, La Porte Hospital acquired funding to switch their outdated, undersized, and operationally inefficient facility. CHS wished the brand new facility to align stylistically with the colour palette, supplies, and type of different services inside its community and whereas additionally setting an up to date, trendy tone. The brand new hospital’s exterior and inside palettes will function the premise of design for the well being system’s future initiatives.
The four-story Northwest Well being – La Porte’s clear, trendy façade does simply that by marrying conventional brick with trendy metallic panels and enormous expanses of glass.
Inside, the two-story foyer options ornamental stained-glass panels that the design group relocated from the previous [ok? yes] facility for an accent wall behind the monumental stair, which results in a shared ready room on the second ground and registration areas. Giant home windows stacked within the nook of the elevator lobbies and ready rooms maximize views of the encircling space and orient guests again towards the town.
The $88 million venture homes 84 personal inpatient rooms. To enhance care efficiencies, every ground has a number of nurses’ stations in addition to separate commentary stations exterior affected person rooms within the intensive care unit (ICU). The hospital additionally options separate circulation for workers; devoted elevators for supplies, tools and meals service; and a devoted elevator for affected person transport to surgical procedure, the ICU, labor and supply, and the rooftop helipad.
Along with inpatient providers, the brand new 200,000-square-foot acute care hospital homes emergency providers, outpatient surgical procedure, cardiovascular providers in a coronary heart heart setting, crucial care, orthopedic providers, and birthing and household care providers.
Facility title: Northwest Well being – La Porte
Location: La Porte, Ind.
Completion date: October 2020
Proprietor: Group Well being Techniques Inc.
Whole constructing space: 200,000 sq. ft.
Whole building value: $88 million
Value/sq. ft.: $440/sq. ft.
Structure agency: Gresham Smith
Inside design: Gresham Smith
Normal contractor: Robbins & Morton
Engineering: Gresham Smith (structural), I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc., (MEP) RQAW Company (civil)
Builder: Robbins & Morton