The Shared Vision: Quality critical access hospitals that can keep and attract skilled health care professionals are vital to the quality of life in small town America. This multi-phase project transforms a 1950s hospital into a modern medical center. At the outset the architect, working with Administrator Scott Thoreson, FACHE, devised a critical access hospital concept designed for efficiency, flexibility and patient- centered care.
The Innovative Design: Seamless integration of new construction with the existing facility is accomplished as funding becomes available. The process began with the merger of a four doctor clinic into the hospital setting. Based on the project concept, radiology, laboratory, business, health information and patient registration are shared.
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- Client: Mayo Clinic Health System - Springfield
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Richard’s concept was unique in that his design truly involved integration between the hospital and clinic; the other firms we interviewed only achieved connectivity.