“Throughout the planning process, the Institute’s owners were highly involved and all meetings were strategic and organized. ERDMAN displayed a high level of professionalism and took our concerns seriously. No question went unanswered. Everything was extremely well communicated, with very few items unexpected or not anticipated… Most importantly, [the new facility] is a place where patients feel at home. ERDMAN developed a success within the community, and patients whose lives have been improved view the building and the physicians as a true savior.”
— Greg Thompson, CEO
The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky
The Orthopaedic Institute envisioned a state-of-the-art orthopedic center of excellence for the Paducah, Kentucky market, an underserved community where many patients with orthopedic needs were making a two-hour drive to Nashville. The Institute’s intense desire to establish a centerpiece facility in Paducah compelled them to host a design competition. For their design goals to be met, they wanted the new free-standing facility to be:
ERDMAN won the competition with a high-tech, forward-thinking design that includes local accents and the kind of prominent features the Institute was looking for. ERDMAN met the Institute’s project goals through the following ways:
ERDMAN’s streamlined approach increased overall project efficiency and ultimately required no change orders. The facility today receives continual praise from the Paducah community. More than that, the operation has achieved a highly efficient patient flow and has become the region’s largest provider of musculoskeletal services.
An overview of Spinal Care at the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky.