For a non-profit critical care access facility, the design of a new state-of-the art Hospital/MOB facility has a lasting impact on the health and vitality of the community it serves. In order to better accommodate the advances in healthcare service delivery and technology needed to provide the Mendota Illinois area with top-quality healthcare options, Mendota Community Hospital and Oculus Inc. determined that fully replacing the existing facility provided the best value for their capital investment. Together, we identified business-based goals and outcomes and worked backwards to innovate a design that would improve the efficiency of the hospital departmental operations; improve the functional relationship between the MOB & the hospital; improve patient & family experiences; and improve the community impression of the hospital as a high-quality, dependable & convenient medical care provider.
Today, Mendota Community Hospital accommodates 25 Beds, Administration, Cardiopulmonary, Central Sterile, Community Health Services, Dietary, Education Center, Emergency, Engineering & Environmental Services, Helipad, Hospital & Independent Physician Practices, an Imaging Center including MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, General Radiology, Radiology & Fluoroscopy, Mammography and Bone Density, Laboratory, Materials Management, Medical Records, Medical Surgery Nursing, Patient Financial Services, Patient Registration, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services, a Surgery & Same-Day Surgery Operating Suite, including an Orthopedic OR and allow for any future expansion. A key component of the project’s success was the use of 3D Building Information Modeling to coordinate the MEP, structural, and architectural drawings.