“Together we have created a beautiful building that lifts the spirits of our employees, patients and visitors every day. Erdman’s attention to detail and shared commitment to the patient experience makes our campus a special place to work and heal. We look forward to working with Erdman again with future expansion projects.”
— Kerry Swanson, President
St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin (SSM) and Dean Health System (DHS) partnered to offer the Janesville, Wisconsin community a new choice for healthcare services, one that would provide an integrated approach to high-quality care through a comprehensive medical campus. From the beginning, SSM and DHS made it clear to ERDMAN that design choices should be driven by a patient-focused mindset. For them, that meant making the following a reality:
Because of an integrated project delivery model, cost informed the design process. The result? A more efficient design that produced significant savings—savings that allowed the clients to reinvest in the project for added program, equipment, and detailed design work. The project’s success can be seen by outcomes like these:
Early engagement, proactive project management, vigorous collaboration—factors like these helped SSM, DHS, and ERDMAN create a successful project, one that exemplifies a commitment not only to quality, but to the people in the surrounding community.
Early conceptual renderings were used to gain consensus among user groups: clinicians, staff, patients and their families, throughout the planning and design process.
Evidence-based Design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. Edac Champion and Advocate Firms take an additional step, ensuring their healthcare teams become EDAC certified and actively incorporate EBD in their healthcare projects. –The Center for Health Design