Bailey Medical Center [Owasso, OK]
Project category: New construction (completed November 2006)
Chief administrator: Alfredo Ontiveros, Chief Executive Officer, (918) 376-8515
Firm: David E. Johnson Architect, (615) 837-0656
Design team: David E. Johnson, AIA, NCARB, Architect of Record (David E. Johnson Architect); Interior Designer, Wanda Palus Interiors; Electrical Engineer, Enterprise Electric, LLC; Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer, Lee Company Mechanical Contractors; Civil Engineer, Cook and Associates Engineering, Inc.; Structural Engineer, EMC Structural Engineers, PC
Photography: Charles Beck Studios, Inc.
Total building area (sq. ft.): 134,378
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $214
Total construction cost (excluding land): $28,800,000
Bailey Medical Center is a realization of the Larkin Bailey Foundation's vision for the Owasso community and provides for the community's medical needs in an atmosphere of comfort for the patients and staff. With the design concept of a grand lodge, the 63-bed hospital connects to a medical office building and a five-room education center, providing much-needed office and gathering space in the rapidly growing small community. Preparing for growth, the hospital is designed to more than double in size, anticipating horizontal growth in all departments while maintaining the overall organization of the facility and key connections to the office buildings and education center.
The hospital exemplifies a therapeutic environment by separating the public and staff functions, making all departments easily accessible, seamlessly integrating technology, and providing a variety of public and private spaces designed to pleasantly distract patients and staff from the typical hospital environment.
The design focuses on a newly created pond and is organized by a light-filled public circulation spine connecting the medical office building, hospital, education center, future hospital expansion, and future medical office building. The main entry of the hospital serves as a lantern for the group of buildings, as well as an inviting entry point. All departments with public interaction can be easily accessed from the public spine.
A modern Arts and Crafts style flows through the public portions of the building, supporting the intimate, comforting environments and connecting the variety of spatial scales. In an environment where actions are largely dictated, the public spine also offers a variety of spaces and pleasant distractions for waiting—from the large, open feel of the three-story atrium lobby to the intimate area of the fireplace nook.
A parallel circulation spine connecting departments behind the scenes allows staff to move without crossing public spaces and is also designed to extend with the future hospital expansion.
Innovative technology is evident throughout the building, helping the staff to efficiently provide care while providing comfort to the patients. The patient rooms are designed to be healing environments by being highly functional and aesthetically pleasant. Functionally, the rooms are divided into zones for staff, patient, and family.
With the addition of the Bailey Medical Center's healing environment to the community, Owasso continues to thrive.