HCM provided detailed analysis, architectural design, and medical planning services for a proposed three-story, 180,000 sf infill renovation to MyMichigan Medical Center’s Midland campus. The goal of the project was to create a new Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, while replacing the oldest portions of the hospital. HCM 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 Facility Plan that HCM completed for the Medical Center, which included reviewing the hospital’s existing census and projected anticipated departmental growth patterns throughout the Medical Center. HCM provided site analysis showing existing and proposed vehicular traffic patterns, parking, services, and utilities.
HCM evaluated several project locations on the campus for the construction of the new center and worked in collaboration with the owner’s representative on separate cost modeling scenarios before settling on a location between the emergency department and inpatient tower.
The project includes a phased redevelopment of the ambulatory portion of the campus and consolidates clinical departments, including a cardiac diagnostic suite, a cardiac clinic, a patient outreach laboratory, radiology, and a vascular clinic; while also providing future expansion for the emergency department, pathology laboratory, and medical offices. HCM’s design solution reintroduced 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 offers 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 day lit areas, separates pedestrian traffic flows, and improves wayfinding for both the Cardiovascular Center and MyMichigan Medical Center Midland.