Kahler Slater partnered with Centegra Health System to create the master plan and design a new 128-bed, 384,000 square foot expansion hospital. Growth within this client’s marketplace precipitated the need to expand. This client chose to place the expansion hospital on an already established ambulatory and wellness campus with close proximity to Del Webb retirement community, building upon their overarching concept of a healthy campus, with a special focus on orthopedics and sports medicine.
An extensive master planning effort was needed to assist the hospital in proving the need and gaining approval for their Certificate of Need (CON) from the State of Illinois. Master Planning goals also included capturing the spirit of patient-centered care, creating a true community resource, accommodating significant planned growth over time and complementing the surrounding residential community. Centegra's program includes women's services, surgery, emergency department, non-invasive cardiology services, and medical/surgical, obstetrics and intensive care beds. The team was charged with creating an ideal patient, family, physician and staff experience. As such, evidence-based design, Lean operational efficiency, sustainability and hospitality concepts were central to the design.
Additionally, Kahler Slater is currently partnering with Centegra and a developer partner to plan and design a new 85,000 square foot Medical Office Building (MOB). The MOB is designed as the fourth building on the tertiary medical campus, following the existing Centegra Ambulatory Care Mall, Centegra Healthbridge Fitness Center and New Expansion Hospital.