Mount Carmel Health System Close to Opening New Grove City Campus!
K|M+A Healthcare Studio is enjoying the privilege of facilitating a new vision for healthcare in Central Ohio, at Mount Carmel's new Grove City Campus. For the past year, K|M+A has been working collaboratively with Mount Carmel to design the interior of their new medical office building, in cooperation with HKS (the core and shell architect). This new MOB will be one of the anchors at MCGC, which will also feature a free-standing Emergency Department. MCGC is set to open in early 2014 - check out the animation of the campus on Mount Carmel's website, here: http://www.mountcarmelhealth.com/grovecity.
The MOB will comprise more than 55,000 square feet of clinical space, bringing a wide variety of medical services to one convenient location, including Family Practice, Lab, Cardiovascular Testing, Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy and Cardiovascular and Orthopedic Specialty Practices.
Perhaps the most notable feature of the building is its concourse-type circulation with open waiting areas for each practice and an integrated connection to the adjacent freestanding Emergency Department. This is a departure from traditional medical office building layouts that tend to have more definite separation between practices. The objective was to create an environment that is conducive to integrated patient care while enhancing patient experience: a sort of “one-stop shop” where convenience rules and amenities abound. Use of the concourse circulation is essential to Mount Carmel’s goal of a convenient and smooth patient experience - it fosters a seamless environment by allowing all departments to be integrated and easily accessible.
Overall, Mount Carmel's Grove City campus will feature a clean, contemporary aesthetic, with features meant to encourage wellness, such as the incorporation of open stairways to help encourage human-powered circulation rather than dependence on the elevators. The open stair will also double as an interior atrium by virtue of a skylight placed overhead, which will help to bring natural light deep into interior space. Architecture plays an important role in nurturing wellness and healing. We hope you will visit the new MCGC campus to see some of the best in healthcare architecture when it opens next year!
Experiential Design Lead
Chelsea has a B.S. in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University. Since March 2018 she has been traveling the world with her husband, staying for a few weeks in each place, acquiring an appreciation for different cultures' food, traditions and design.