For this project, HFG delivered an aesthetically bold replacement hospital by working with the client to select unique exterior finishes that capture the beauty of sunsets on the prairie. Approaching Osborne County Memorial Hospital, visitors will start to notice that portions of the building shell reflect sunlight into a dazzling rainbow of metallic hued colors. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that the effect is produced by walls of colorful tiles known as "Peacock Tiles" from manufacturer Millennium Forms. These stainless steel panels are dipped in acid to create weather resistant iridescent colors that are integral to the chemical structure of the panels themselves. As a result, the tiles reflect different color palettes depending on the lighting conditions of each new day. Just as every sunset is unique, HFG strives to create a one-of-a-kind healthcare destination for each client we serve.
This replacement hospital features a clinic with 8 exam rooms; a specialty clinic with 4 exam rooms; PT/OT, including hydrotherapy and a gym that serves as a community wellness space after hours; imaging, including ultrasound and mammography; lab services; an operating room; a scope procedure room; 8 single patient rooms (1 of which has isolation capacity); 4 double patient rooms; and an emergency department with exam/triage, a trauma bay, and an adjacent emergency helipad. HFG's flexible floorplan incorporates a unique arrangement in which the emergency department and inpatient wing are located next to each other. Because the inpatient wing is not always fully occupied, this proximity allows it to serve as an extension of the emergency department should a single incident ever result in a high casualty count.
Prior to design, HFG's comprehensive master plan report involved analysis of inpatient census data; the creation of an Existing Space Summary and Project Program; and the development of a Site Plan and Department Plan. Throughout our master planning process, HFG synthesizes statistical data, client input, and first-person investigations to define ideal departmental configurations.