Despite their outstanding reputation, Confidential Client was faced with a strong competitive environment and was not the consumer’s first choice in this regional market. Aging facilities did not support innovative patient care or convey the Client’s philosophy and brand.
Given the opportunity to make an impact with the largest capital project in their organizations’ history, it was imperative to use this catalyst for change to showcase their best ideas. Funding dictated a multi-phased redevelopment program to replace two older buildings over time as capital becomes available, prioritizing replacement of inpatient programs first. However, since not all diagnostic and support services could be replaced in the initial project, we were challenged to provide a means to support the new inpatient building with services that will remain in the existing hospital building in the interim.
The Kahler Slater team, working with leadership from both headquarters and the regional campus, developed a multi-phased master plan based on a 102-bed inpatient hospital and appropriately sized support and procedural services. Future projected area for clinic services to be delivered at this campus was developed by identifying projected providers for each primary and specialty clinic. The master plan creates a road map to replace both buildings over the next 20 years.
The master plan identified four phases of redevelopment which would allow the demolition of the two oldest buildings and development of a new central garden linking the new hospital and clinic facilities with a neighboring university and historic chapel. The Phase 1 building project features the following:
Future development phases will involve fully decanting support services in the old hospital building and demolition, as well as replacement of the clinic building.