Providing a state-of-the-art hospital through cost-effective design
With an aging facility, Livingston HealthCare was asking itself the same tough questions a lot of critical access hospitals do: How can we improve the patient experience? Should we move and rebuild? What’s the best option for funding? For Livingston HealthCare to move forward with a major construction project, it would need to find a viable option that met the changing healthcare needs of area residents, while working within a tight budget.
A condition assessment of its existing facility and site evaluation study confirmed the best path forward was building a new hospital on a new site. ERDMAN worked with Livingston HealthCare to establish a set of guiding principles that established the basis for achieving design excellence and project success. Evidence-based design methodologies were used to create efficient patient flows, improve patient experiences, and increase staff satisfaction. Design features were cost-effective and sustainable, captured the local aesthetic, and maximized access to breathtaking mountain views. Today, Livingston HealthCare has a state-of-the-art critical access hospital that can successfully evolve with its community.
Livingston HealthCare staff and leadership leaned on ERDMAN’s employees for expert advice, problem solving, and foresight. The talented staff was able to create a physical building to match our superior natural surroundings in Livingston and enhance the quality of care we provide.
Bren Lowe, Former CEO