Parkview Regional Medical Center – Fort Wayne, IN
Project category: New construction (completed November 2011)
Chief administrator: Sue Ehinger, President, (260) 266-1020
Firms: HKS, Inc, (214) 969-5599; Jones Lang LaSalle, (312) 228-2245; Weigand Construction, (260) 490-7449; Pepper Construction (317) 681-1000
Design team: Jeffrey Stouffer, Principal-In-Charge; Brad Collard, Project Manager; Carol Kartje, Interior Designer (HKS, Inc.); Gary Greene, Program Manager (Jones Lang LaSalle); Steve Allemeier, Construction Manager (Pepper Construction); Larry Weigand, Construction Manager (Weigand Construction)
Photography: Ed Lacasse
Total building area (sq. ft.): 1,100,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $355
Total construction cost (excluding land): $390,000,000
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. Its healing environment focuses on quality consumer, patient and physician care delivery that is comfortable, nurturing and culturally sensitive.
The 1.1 million-square-foot replacement facility is attached to an existing specialty campus that includes Orthopedics, Women’s and Children’s, and Oncology services. The new construction represents the Core Hospital as well as the Heart Hospital, creating multiple centers of excellence. Designed as one visually cohesive campus, the unique centers are individually expressed through a vernacular of distinct architectural elements such as the entry tower design. In the evening, exterior lighting enhances the overall character of the Core Hospital as the iconic tower and lobby strengthen way-finding in the campus. Along the highway, the Heart Hospital establishes another distinctive and recognizable landmark for the Parkview Health campus.
Walking inside, guests are transitioned into an embracing, family-centered environment surrounded by natural materials, soothing colors and timeless design. Monumental landmark art glass at the lobby of the Core and Heart hospitals celebrates connections to nature and the vibrancy of life. Large expanses of glass maximize day-lighting and views to nature. Way-finding is enhanced through a single-loaded, day-lit concourse that connects the entire facility – existing and new components.
The public concourse establishes clear orientation and initiates a system of intuitive way-finding cues of articulated pathway, landmark form, lighting, material pattern, art, and signage as part of the healing experience. Family members are an integral part of the healing process, and as such, ample space is provided for them in patient rooms. Treatment areas and waiting rooms allow views to nature, and families can make use of several dining areas, a medical resource center and wireless capability throughout the building. Decentralized nursing care brings families closer to the caregivers to encourage easy interaction, support healing outcomes and imbue a lasting impression that Parkview is a place for family – inspiring hope and confidence.
Parkview Regional Medical Center was delivered through an integrated delivery model with standard contracts. The project team – working with Parkview Health – included Jones Lang LaSalle, HKS Architects and Pepper-Weigand. The team participated in an open-book, collaborative process that enabled success and recognition for everyone across the project team, and encouraged their best efforts. Despite external challenges to scheduling and construction, the hospital was completed one month ahead of schedule, $11 million under budget, and added $17 million in value-added savings, which Parkview invested in improvements to the new hospital and general campus.