While all architecture is a highly technical pursuit, healthcare architecture is particularly challenging due to the need to preserve functionality during construction through complex project phasing. Located on the campus of the Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend, Kansas, the University of Kansas Health System St. Rose Medical Pavilion is the result of a joint venture between HaysMed, the University of Kansas, and Centura Health. This partnership sought to re-envision healthcare for Central Kansans by transforming the role of multiple facilities on the campus.
For instance, HFG’s new pavilion renewed the relevance of an existing medical office facility by allowing it to be remodeled in order to fulfill the needs of the region as a comprehensive outpatient facility. Through carefully planned project phasing, HFG also oversaw the migration of services from the legacy medical center to the new pavilion and developed a multiphased plan for demolition of the old facility. At the University of Kansas Health System St. Rose Medical Pavilion, Health Facilities Group managed project phasing for construction effects that rippled between multiple facilities.
Health Facilities Group’s 34,010 SF project for the University of Kansas Health System St. Rose Medical Pavilion included a multi-phased remodel of an existing two-story clinic and the addition of a lobby and main entrance. The resulting community health center includes clinic space, an ambulatory surgical center, a lab, and imaging suite. To create these spaces, HFG coordinated several complex medical and equipment installations involving MRI, CT, X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine, Surgery, and lab equipment.
Additionally, HFG utilized the latest HVAC systems to ensure that the renovated spaces operated efficiently within the existing structure. This included using a VRF system for most of the building. HFG also managed the logistical challenge of preserving all clinical functions during the multistaged construction process, which culminated in the migration of services to new locations and the demolition of the old hospital.