Christner has teamed with Blessing for the past 20 years on assignments throughout their main campus and satellite network of family practice clinics in Western Illinois. Most recently, Christner designed a new Cardiac Care Addition for Blessing giving them an edge in the regional market. We also designed the Emergency Department to improve adjacencies with the expanded imaging department and especially with the cardiac surgery suite and patient rooms on the floors above.
Size: 74,200 sf
Status: Completed 2005
We developed the site to provide direct entrances to the Emergency Department for walk-in and ambulance traffic. A clerestory space at the ER walk-in entrance provides a readily identifiable orientation point for hospital visitors.
The new emergency department was expanded to accommodate 45,000 patients per year. Connections with the adjacent imaging department were improved and a waiting area for the Treat and Release program was added.
The new cardiac cath lab was designed to fit seamlessly with the existing hospital. The waiting area for the lab is shared with adjacent cardiac services in the existing hospital. The lab is located down the hall from the new dedicated open-heart surgery suite.