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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Great Plains Health NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
Submitted by: HDR OMAHA, NEB.
Project category: New
construction
Chief administrator: Mel McNea,
CEO
Firm: HDR, www.hdrinc.com
Design team: Mike Lawyer, AIA,
principal-in-charge; Robert
Hailey, AIA, LEED GA, project
manager/architect; Cyndi
McCullough, RN, MSN,
evidence-based design
director, health consulting;
Christopher Rector, architect/
construction administrator;
Robert Guinn, PE, structural
engineer; Brad Swerczek,
landscape architect
Photography: ©2015 Dan
Schwalm, HDR
Total building area (sq. ft.):
220,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $348
Total construction cost (excluding
land): $76.8 million
Completed: August 2015

The new 119-bed patient tower

Drawing from the region's

at Great Plains Health gives the

natural elements, materials were

hospital a new identity to its

selected to reflect Nebraska's

campus and allows the space

Sandhills and its big blue sky,

necessary to offer an innovative

and the building is scaled to fit

facility while focusing on safe,

naturally into its environment.

caring, quality healthcare

Large windows in the patient

in a healing environment to

rooms offer views to the Platte

accommodate the growing

River and bathe the interior with

community of North Platte, Neb.

natural light to provide a warm

With a goal to create a

and calming environment of care.

sophisticated space with subtle

Exterior materials like natural

regional influences using natural

stone are used in the entrance

elements that stimulate the

lobby to blur the lines between

senses, the new tower focuses

the exterior and interior and to

on the physical and emotional

provide an inviting space for

well-being of the patient and

patients and families.

their families, as well as that of

A connection to nature is felt

the caregivers and staff. Utilizing

throughout the campus addition,

evidence-based design concepts,

beginning with the entry garden

it's designed to offer a tranquil

that provides access to the

experience for visitors from the

mental health entrance, as well

time they enter and throughout

as a peaceful meditation area.

their visit. The healing

Two healing gardens outside of

environment offers private,

the new bed tower offer tranquil

acuity-adaptable rooms with

spaces to reflect and enjoy nature,

distinct caregiver, patient, and

while the new cafeteria also opens

family zones and decentralized

to a comfortable outdoor dining

nurses' stations.

plaza and meeting space.

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