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  Stormont-Vail HealthCare Topeka Ear Nose & Throat


HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 West 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

General Description

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Date Bid: Mar 2007
Construction Period: Apr 2007 to Dec 2007
Total Square Feet: 24,073 Site: 1.86 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 12,013; second floor, 12,060 total, 24,073 square feet.
Building Height: First floor 14', second floor 14', top of parapet, 31'4"; top of curtainwall, 33'6".
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, curtainwall, EIFS. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Wood, composite steel deck. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Finney & Turnipseed P.A. - 603 South West Topeka Boulevard, #401, Topeka, KS 66603-3230
General Contractor: Ferrell Construction of Topeka, Inc. - 2420 North West Button Road, Topeka, KS 66618
Electrical Engineer: D. L. Smith Electric - 1405 South West 41st Street, Topeka, KS 66609
Mechanical Engineer: McElroy’s, Inc. - 3209 South West Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66611
Civil Engineer: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc. - 1200 South West Executive Drive, Topeka, KS 66615

Stormont-Vail HealthCare Topeka Ear Nose & Throat, page 42

Through a collaboration of efforts, Stormont-Vail HealthCare and Topeka Ear Nose and Throat (Topeka ENT) have recently completed construction of a new medical office building and surgical center in Topeka, Kansas, located one block east of Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. The need for this 24,073-square-foot facility arose as Topeka ENT realized that they were outgrowing their previous facility. Topeka ENT came to the conclusion that building a larger facility could lead them towards a new chapter of growth and provide positive change for the people of Topeka. Stormont-Vail HealthCare agreed with the idea to build a new facility, as it would provide them with an opportunity to improve access to care.

The Topeka ENT project broke ground on April 12, 2007 at the 920 South West Lane Street site and a very quick eight months later the facility opened its doors to the public. With 12,000 square-feet on each floor, the facility houses the Topeka ENT practice, as well as two procedure rooms for outpatient ear, nose and throat surgeries. Patients of the new ExcellENT Surgery Center are provided with a complete health experience that includes diagnosis, treatment and solutions to their hearing and speech disorders. As the newest surgical center in the area, the facility also offers the Topeka cleft palate clinic, a hearing aid program, a balance disorder lab and allergy diagnoses and treatments. In addition to the many other services offered at the Surgery Center is a Videostroboscopy lab. This lab utilizes a special technique to evaluate patient’s voice disorders through a magnified, slow-motion view of their vocal cords. This process enables physicians to make an accurate diagnosis of conditions and diseases, which then allows them to find treatments and solutions to fit each individuals needs.

The facility is very unique in that complete outpatient services are provided for the two major components of the clinical process: diagnosis / treatment and therapy, in one facility. Another unique design feature of the facility is the layout of the floor plan, which clearly defines the three main public elements of the building: 1) the entry and lobby areas, 2) the surgery area, which occupies the first floor and 3) the physician practice area, which occupies the entire second floor. The lobby is a tall, naturally lit space that flows into the main corridor, which extends the length of the building. On the first floor, the corridor has a taller ceiling and separates the surgery and treatment side of the building from the shell and miscellaneous side, with both areas taking up roughly half the floor space. On the second floor, the corridor separates the treatment areas from the exam rooms. Because the building unites several different centers, patients can receive diagnosis, treatment and solutions to their ear, nose and throat disorders all under one roof.

Severe ear, nose and throat disorders are treated everyday and the Topeka ENT was designed with that in mind. From diagnosis to treatment and from staff to patients and visitors, a holistic approach has been taken with some of the most advanced technology available in the region, to create a single place that the community can utilize.    


DIV. 7: Membrane Roofing: Durolast; EFIS: STO Corp.
DIV. 8: Sliding Door Operator: Besam Unislide; Entrances & Storefronts, Window, & Curtainwall: EFCO Corporation.
DIV. 9: VCT: Armstrong Cirrus; Ceramic Tile: Crossville Ceramics; Carpet: Patcraft.
DIV. 10: Visual Display Boards: Homasote.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Lithonia.

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