Barton County Memorial Hospital
Hoefer Wysocki Architects, LLC
612 W. 47th Street, #300, Kansas City, MO 64112
Location: Lamar, Missouri
Date Bid: Aug 2006
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to Oct 2007
Total Square Feet: 59,500 Site: 50.25 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; bed capacities: 25;
patient rooms: 25.
Building Size: First floor, 59,500; total, 59,500 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 32’2”; total height, 32’2”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: EIFS, cultured stone. Roof: Membrane, plastic
composite shingles. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Metal stud drywall. Projected and/or Modeled Energy Usage: 67.5
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore - 920 Main Street, 10th
Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction - 929 Holmes, Kansas
City, MO 64106
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: M. E. Group - 3101 Broadway,
#570, Kansas City, MO 64111
Civil Engineer: Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. - 11250 Corporate
Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66219
Hoefer Wysocki Architects (HWA) designed a 25-bed critical access
replacement hospital for Barton County. As there was not sufficient
space at the current site, the Board of Trustees purchased 50 acres of
land to build a new hospital which allowed them to create a new identity
and recapture markets lost due to the perception of care the existing
facility had on the county. The site is accessible via a frontage road
from US highway 71 and is located within the city limits of Lamar. The
replacement hospital was built to house 25 beds plus all outpatient
services currently offered. The ability to expand the four main hospital
zones for future services to be offered was an important element in the
The design accommodates existing and future patient and staff needs,
consolidates specialty clinics and physical therapies on campus, and
creates a more efficient, flexible and functional floor plan that
supports patient dignity and personhood. Our design emphasizes domestic
aesthetics, art and warm home-like, non-institutional environments. The
goal of the exterior design and interior lobbies was to create a
landmark on the highway that captures the “Great Lodge” feeling of
From the sound of music in the comfortable atrium and the smell of fresh
baked cookies to serving healthy nutritious foods, the experience is at
Barton County Memorial Hospital is an enjoyable one. Spacious private
rooms, along with supportive caregivers trained to make your stay as
pleasant as possible; focusing on the individual patient’s needs.
Project Highlights: 25-bed patient wing; 14 exam rooms; 6 emergency exam
rooms; 2 operating rooms and support space; physical and cardiac therapy
services; lab and radiology services; and medical department support
DIV. 4: Manufactured Stone Masonry: Owens Corning.
DIV. 7: Roofing System: GAF EverGuard® TPO; Metal:
DIV. 8: Aluminum Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer.
DIV. 9: Paint: Sherwin Williams.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Eclipse.