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  Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, Page 42Fairview Red Wing Medical Center
Setter Leach & Lindstrom
730 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2454

Medical Planning & Design
119 S. Main, #200, Memphis, TN 38103

Red Wing, Minnesota
Total Square Feet: 181,261
Construction Period: Sep 1999 to Dec 2001

Construction Team
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: M.A. Mortenson - 700 Meadow Lane North, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Structural, Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Setter Leach & Lindstrom - 730 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2454
Landscape Architect: Damon Farber Associates, Inc. - 253 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Food Service Consultants: Robert Rippe & Associates, Inc. - 6117 Blue Circle Drive, #100, Minneapolis, MN 55343

This project’s challenge was to develop a new, state-of-the-art, fully integrated healthcare facility serving regional medical and wellness needs in an affordable fashion. To create the project, the design team of Setter Leach & Lindstrom, a Minneapolis based, 85-year-old architecture, engineering and interior design firm, and JMGR, a Memphis based, 103-year-old architecture and engineering firm specializing in medical planning and design (subsequently merged with TRO, Boston), helped the owner rethink traditional departmental structure and the way patients flow through healthcare facilities.

The building resulted from a three-part merger including one of Minnesota’s largest Integrated Service Providers, the Fairview Healthcare System, and Red Wing’s previously independent clinic and hospital, River Region Health Services and Interstate Medical Center. 

Located about an hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the 45-acre Fairview Red Wing Medical Campus anchors the 280-acre Red Wing Med-Tech Park Subdivision developed by the City of Red Wing and the Red Wing Port Authority. The building, sited on the edge of the Mississippi River’s limestone bluff, creates a visual link with the City of Red Wing and the river valley. Inpatient and outpatient services are organized off a central entry “rotunda,” providing visual linkage and orientation to the City through the glass-walled, two-story dining space.

Construction includes a three story, 179,128-square-foot structure with brick and CMU exterior backed by structural metal studs. The primary structural system is steel, with concrete slab on grade and upper floors and roof of composite concrete slab on metal deck. The building is structured for a future fourth floor expansion and is planned for horizontal growth. Interior partitions are gypsum drywall, with features of wood trim throughout. Interior paint, carpet and natural tile colors are soft, yet “full-spectrum,” earth tones to provide warm and welcoming spaces. 

The medical center houses 55 practitioners and provides seamless, integrated clinic and hospital services, including: primary family services, specialty medical services, specialty surgical services, diagnostic laboratory and radiology, emergency and urgent care, occupational medicine and rehabilitation services. The 24 double inpatient rooms, 6 LDRP rooms and 4 ICU/CCU rooms have expansive windows to capture magnificent views to the river valley. Each patient space accesses the “paperless” records system (EPIC), and PACS reading stations, which are readily accessible throughout the facility. Shelled spaces are provided for future OR, Radiology and inpatient rooms. The foodservice features restaurant-style dining and offers the inpatient choices in meal selection and timing.

An anonymous donation was made to upgrade amenities for patient comfort and to foster a healing environment for body, mind and spirit, including the concierge desk, indirect lighting, chapel, patient and visitor “contemplation” spaces, aquarium water feature, wood trim, and extensive carpeting. The project’s mechanical systems gained enhanced energy efficiency through the local utility’s “Energy Asset” program, which provided rebates for Low-E glazing, increased chiller efficiencies, variable speed drives and premium efficiency fans, pumps and boilers.

Fairview Red Wing Medical Center bridges state-of-the-art medical and information technology with the gentle art of caring, while creating a new architectural model for meeting the cost containment needs of managed care and efficient delivery of services at the regional level.

DIV 04: Brick: The Belden Brick Company; CMU: Anchor Block.
DIV 07: Waterproofing: Carlisle; Insulation: Firestone; EIFS: STO; Manufactured Roofing & Siding: Alcan; Flashing & Sheet Metal: Copper Sales.
DIV 08: Metal Doors & Frames: Curries; Wood & Plastic Doors: Marshfield; Special Doors: Overhead Doors; Entrances & Storefronts: Tubecraft; Metal Windows, Curtainwalls: Wausau; Hardware: Stanley, Rison Firemark; Glazing: Viracon.
DIV 09: Gypsum Board: Georgia Pacific; Resilient Flooring: Armstrong.

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