Parkview Regional Medical Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana

In a hospital, everyone is working toward the same end. Doctors. Nurses. Therapists. All working cohesively to offer holistic coverage for healthcare needs. But every need must be met. Everyone must be looked after. And every cog must be working together toward the same goal. Getting you back to your family. Getting you home.

A place for family, a place that inspires hope and confidence, and provides trusted care. The Parkview Regional Medical Center is a hospital with a community spirit, and a healthcare destination that reflects the heritage of northeast Indiana, promoting health, wellness and family-centered care. The healing environment focuses on quality consumer, patient and physician care delivery that is comfortable, nurturing and culturally sensitive. The project team’s goal is to cohesively integrate existing specialty services with the new core hospital and heart hospital through a new wayfinding concourse, indigenous materials and stress-reducing design. Operationally, primary goals included improving patient and staff safety in the inpatient and outpatient zones by reducing medication errors, falls and injuries. The team also strived to increase efficiency by reducing travel distances for nursing and support staff. From a project delivery perspective, the project goals included a delivery model that reduced waste and created value through schedule reduction and overall cost reductions.


The Vision

To create a landmark hospital and healthcare destination with a community spirit that reflects the heritage of northeast Indiana, promoting health, wellness and family-centered care.


The Design

 

  • Architectural Experience: Designed as a regional landmark and as one cohesive campus, the 1.1-million-square-foot replacement facility adds the core hospital and heart hospital to the existing centers of excellence. 
  • Interior Architecture Experience: A public concourse connects the core, heart and existing hospitals to establish clear orientation and initiate intuitive wayfinding cues of articulated pathway, landmark form, lighting, pattern, art and signage.
  • Sustainability: Throughout the design process, the project team integrated sustainable practices to support the hospital’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
  • Team Collaboration: An integrated delivery model with standard contracts created an open-book process with success and recognition for all.  Innovative solutions overcame challenges from permitting, weather, a labor strike and management change and the hospital was completed one month early and $11 million under budget, with $17 million in value-added savings. 

“We actually built operating rooms, exam rooms and patient rooms that would flow for the ease of our caregivers. People can see that doctors and nurses had a voice in making this hospital what it is today.”
|  Judy Boeger, Senior Vice President, Parkview Health   |
“The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most-important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non-sustainable and expensive sources of energy and threats to human health. The work of innovative building projects such as the C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital is a fundamental driving force in the green building movement.”
|  Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council   |