Centura Health used patient input in designing the St. Anthony North Health Campus addition.
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The centerpiece of St. Anthony North Health Campus, Westminster, Colo., part of Centura Health, is a new $177 million hospital and integrated physicians’ office building that seek to promote a culture of preventive health care and holistic treatment.

The 96-bed, 280,431-sq. ft. hospital and 56,618-sq. ft. office building connect to the existing St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion, a 49,000-sq.ft. freestanding emergency department (ED), outpatient imaging center and medical office building that opened previously.

Highlights of the new health campus include 60,000 sq. ft. of integrated physician clinics for both primary and specialty care, ambulatory surgery center, birthing center with private birthing suites, Level III trauma center with 24/7 emergency services, 92 inpatient beds and outpatient diagnostics center with lab and imaging services.

The facility is based on a model that fully integrates outpatient services and physician practices with inpatient services and the existing facility. The design by Earl Swensson Associates supports this integration and physician alignment through the integration of Lean and evidence-based design principles, sustainable practices and a focus on convenient care in one location.

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The design integrates outpatient services and physician practices with inpatient services to enhance the patient experience.

Centura Health held focus groups with patients in the new location — a fast-growing area near Denver and 10 miles north of the old facility — and found that they wanted something that was geared more toward health. With this care model and facility design, Centura wanted to move beyond the walls of the hospital by providing an environment conducive to prevention, education and treatment.

The facility is horizontally aligned with integrated floors of the hospital connected to each related service in the physicians’ office building to create Centers of Excellence. Registration is centralized, so that patient handoff is conducted seamlessly.

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The design team's use of natural elements was inspired by the nearby Rocky Mountain foothills.

To establish a healing environment for this Planetree affiliate and community anchor, the design team was inspired by the views of the nearby Rocky Mountain foothills. Responding to the setting and with an eye toward value and performance, such textural, indigenous materials as stone, wood tones, art glass and plantscapes were layered to reinforce the natural connection.

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