HFG is currently concluding design work for Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya for the creation of a new 294,731 SF Heart Surgery Center, which will be one of Africa’s leading innovators in heart health. The facility will have 5 cardiothoracic ORs, 1 hybrid OR/catheter lab, 1 catheter lab, 4 endoscopy procedure spaces, the potential for 175 patient beds across 4 floors of patient wards, and educational space for the training of cardiothoracic fellows, profusion fellows, anesthesiology fellows, and eventually specialized cardiothoracic nurses.
HFG led efforts in medical planning, schematic design, design development, program production, and healthcare-related design. By working closely with hospital staff, using census data, and identifying anticipated goals, HFG determined a building size that could satisfy current and future needs. The data gathered during repeated site visits allowed HFG to accommodate the unique requirements of this region.
To increase resiliency during frequent power interruptions, the hospital features a mechanically assisted natural ventilation system (the surgical ward and many patient areas feature full humidity and temperature control) and supplemental ramps that facilitate the uninterrupted movement of patients. Other sustainable innovations include solar panels positioned on a low-slope standing seam roof, the use of hollow core concrete blocks produced on site, and the collection and reuse of rainwater for on-site laundry.
This project also encompasses housing for visiting fellows. These residential towers are located near the hospital and include 15 three-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom apartments. Improved water infrastructure also ensures that the entire medical campus has access to reliably clean water from a nearby river.