Hord Coplan Macht’s healthcare team provided detailed analysis, architectural design and medical planning services for a proposed three story, 170,000 sf infill renovation of MidMichigan Medical Center’s Midland campus. The goal of the project is to create a new Cardiovascular Center of Excellence while updating the age of plant for the hospital.
Hord Coplan Macht’s team of architects and designers was led by Principal-in-Charge Jim Albert, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, who brings decades of health design experience and is one of only four Board-certified healthcare architects in Maryland, and Project Manager Serena Peters, AIA, LEED BD+C, who has over 15 years of design experience in biosciences, government and education.
The team reviewed the hospital’s existing clinical workflows and provided recommendations and education on current best practices in healthcare for each department. This project was a result of the Master Facility Plan that Hord Coplan Macht completed for the Medical Center, which included reviewing the hospital’s existing census and projected anticipated departmental growth patterns throughout the Medical Center. Hord Coplan Macht provided site analysis showing existing and proposed vehicular traffic patterns, parking, services, and utilities.
Hord Coplan Macht evaluated several project locations on the Central Michigan campus for the construction of the new center. Our team then collaborated with the owner’s representative on separate cost modeling scenarios before settling on a location between the Emergency Department and inpatient tower.
The massive project includes a phased redevelopment of the center of the ambulatory portion of the campus, and consolidates clinical departments, including a cardiac diagnostic suite, cardiac clinic, patient outreach laboratory, radiology, and vascular clinic; while also providing future expansion for the emergency department, pathology laboratory, and medical offices. Hord Coplan Macht’s design solution reintroduces the natural environment, found so abundantly around the campus, back into the hospital and affords a much-needed destination and arrival sequence in the ambulatory zone. The design features twin garden areas connected by a public pedestrian “street” that connects the Emergency Department to the inpatient tower. The northern garden area is an exterior multi-level healing garden, while the southern garden is a vaulted, interior winter garden that provides a perennial retreat for patients, visitors, and staff. In addition to creating a new Center of Excellence, the project maximizes daylit areas, separates pedestrian traffic flows, and improves wayfinding for both the Cardiovascular Center and MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.
Construction began in June of 2017 and is slated to be completed in 2020.