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  Page 49 July August 2001 IssueMemorial Medical Center - Livingston
Brooks/Coronado Associates 
3131 Eastside, #100, Houston, TX, 77098


Livingston, Texas
Total Square Feet: 105,269
Construction Period: July 1998 to June 2000

Construction Team
General Contractor: J.E. Kingham Construction Co. - PO Box 630632, Nacogdoches, TX 75963
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore - 3131 Eastside, #200, Houston, TX 77098
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Smith Seckman Reid Inc. - 7575 San Felipe St., #270, Houston, TX 77063
Landscape Architect: Clarck Condon Associates - 5177 Richmond Ave., #1075, Houston, TX 77056
Cost Estimator: J.E. Kingham Construction Co. - PO Box 630632, Nacogdoches, TX 75963

The new Memorial Medical Center - Livingston (MMC-L) occupies the most prominent site within a new 41-acre campus. Patients, visitors, and staff enter the campus on a divided boulevard, and immediately see the major front view of the new hospital and medical office building.

The hospital and medical office building are combined in one structure to enhance patient and physician convenience, and to create a large building mass akin to the larger competing hospitals. Diagnostics requiring complex hospital-based services and equipment are only a short walk down the main corridor from one's physician.

All physician suites, and a majority of the hospital functions, are located on the ground floor. Separate entrances provide ready access to the outpatient services, emergency care, admitting/registration, central stores, dining, and the community room. Physicians' entrances are located at both the hospital and the office building.

The second floor contains one large nurses' station at the crossroad of four nursing units, each with 8 private rooms. The nurses' central location allows optimum staffing patterns, especially during times of low census. Each patient room exceeds the size required by the Texas Department of Health in order to comfortably accommodate the needs of the patient, physicians, staff, bedside equipment and visitors. All patient room toilets are accessible by the handicapped.

Creating a patient-centered, patient-friendly environment was a major goal, as well as planning for improved operational efficiency. Both of these goals are attained in the design of the facility. Convenient facilities provide for the family members accompanying emergency patients, for private consultation with physicians, for children's play and for comfortable visitor and family waiting during extended procedures. The Chapel provides a quiet setting for prayer and family worship. Dedicated staff corridors provide circulation and distribution of supplies without the use of patient and visitor corridors.

The exterior of MMC-L is brick veneer with precast concrete accents and trim. The broad sloping planes of the standing-seam metal roof serve to dispel the institutional connotation of hospital-based health care. Exterior glass is generously used in patient rooms, dining and community rooms, physicians' suites and staff areas.

Exterior Walls - Brick: ACME; Glass: PPG Industries; Windows, Aluminum Storefronts: Kawneer; Automatic Doors: Dor-O-Matic; Insulation: Johns Manville.
Roof - Metal: MBCI.
Floors - Carpet Tile: Collins & Aikman; VCT: Armstrong; Quarry Tile: Dal-Tile.
Interior Walls - Metal Doors & Frames: Pearland Industries, Inc.; Wood Doors: Buell Door Co.; Overhead & Coiling Doors: Overhead Door Co.; AcousticalCeiling: United States Gypsum; Toilet Partitions: Knickerbocker Partition Co; Operable Partitions: Hufcor; Gypsum: National Gypsum; Metal Studs: Dietrich Industries.
Elevators - Thyssen Dover.

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