Three Gables Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art surgical hospital located in Proctorville, Ohio. The center offers a preadmission testing program; preoperative, acute, and secondary recovery areas; a four-room operating suite; a special procedure suite with two surgical rooms; preop and postop areas; and a radiology department, complete with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Most significantly, Three Gables Surgery Center provides a comfortable environment where patients and their families receive superior care, with easy access and logical patient flow.

The expansive lobby with cathedral ceilings is inviting, with a sunlit entry that visually connects the patient with the waiting and registration areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows present beautiful sunrises and real-time weather visualization. In the gray of winter, the fireplace in the family lounge exudes warmth and a sense of home.

Natural light radiates throughout the facility. Skylights open the preop and postop nurses’ stations to the outside. Large windows enhance the operating room corridor and inpatient rooms, instilling a fresh, relaxed feeling with a lake view.

Neutral colors, textured wallcoverings, wood trim, rich carpeting, and synthetic “hardwood” floors dominate the interior. The hospital is aesthetically pleasing to patients and staff alike because of the well-planned functional relationships of departments and their operational flow.

Consultation rooms provide privacy for doctor-family conversations, away from the public and close to the recovery area.

A secondary recovery suite and discharge area features a circular drive where patients can leave comfortably without going through the main entrance, resulting in high patient satisfaction.

Surgical patients and their families receive an exceptionally high standard of care in a safe, well-planned environment at Three Gables Surgery Center.

Project category: New construction (completed April 2002)

Chief administrator: Pat Januszkiewicz, CEO, (740) 886-9911

Firm: Neighborgall Construction Co., (304) 525-5181

Design team: Chad Johnson, VP Operations, Construction Manager (Neighborgall Construction Co.); Bruce Heywood, VP Real Estate Development, Owner (ASC Group, LC); Todd E. Larson, AIA, Principal, Design Architect (Marasco and Associates); Jeff Kreps, AIA, Principal, Architect of Record (Kreps & Kreps Architects/Consultants)

Photography: Rick Lee

Total building area (GSF): 28,428

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $196.94

Total cost (excluding land): $5,598,613