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  Cass Regional Medical CenterCass Regional Medical Center

Architect

Hoefer Wysocki Architects
612 West 47th Street, #300, Kansas City, MO 64112
www.hwa.net

General Description

Location: Harrisonville, Missouri
Date Bid: Jan 2008* Construction Period: Sep 2007 to Sep 2009
Total Square Feet: 137,524 Site: 32.55 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 21 patient rooms & 7 behavioral; 31 bed capacity.
Building Size: Basement, 20,701; first floor, 73,793; second floor, 43,030; total, 137,524 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 16’; first floor, 16’; second floor, 14’; total, 46’.
Basic Construction Type: II-A/New.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.


Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Associates, Inc. - 920 Main Street, 10th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: JE Dunn Construction - 1001 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106
M/E/P Engineer: M.E. Group - 3101 Broadway, #570, Kansas City, MO 64111


In 2006, Hoefer Wysocki Architects (HWA) was selected to master plan, design and construct a replacement hospital for Cass County. As there was no sufficient space available at the current site, the Board of Trustees purchased 81 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.

HWA created an interior rotunda as a wayfinding element where patients and visitors can see to every major department in the hospital. The replacement hospital was built to house a 21-bed medical/surgical unit, a 4-bed intensive care unit and a 10-bed behavioral health unit plus all outpatient services currently offered. The ability to expand the four main hospital zones for future services was an important element in the design. 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. The design emphasizes domestic aesthetics, art and warm home-like, non-institutional environments and incorporated natural light and elements of nature to improve the healing process for patients. Healing gardens in the front and back of the hospital allow a view from all areas of the hospital. The concept of bringing the "outdoors inside" was integral in shaping the overall design of the new medical center.

HWA also provided a phased construction and financial plan to meet the goals of the master plan to be completed as one project that is separated into two phases. Multiple schemes, layouts and budgets were also provided giving Cass Regional Medical Center several options to choose from while trying to remain within budget. In addition, HWA addressed three other significant secondary priorities within the plan. First, the new hospital image along the Highway 71 was enhanced by the massing of the new structures, and separate entrances, parking and traffic were provided for Outpatient clinics, Emergency, Admitting and the main hospital, in-patient and same day surgery and the staff and loading dock. Second, the plan provided for the separation of staff and public corridors and ease of wayfinding for the public by identifying a new public image. Also, the basement and loading dock provide vertical access to the patient.

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