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Assisted Living & Chapel

EAPC Architects Engineers

Posted: July 15, 2020 | Projects

Mountrail County Health Center (MCHC), in Stanley, Mountrail County, North Dakota, is an integrated healthcare system campus, and includes a hospital (Mountrail County Medical Center), clinic, nursing home (Bethel Home), independent living apartments (Centennial Court), and an aquatic center.

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With a growing population in Stanley and surrounding areas, the administration recognized the need for expansion to provide additional healthcare services and options for  living accommodations.

In 2016, MCHC contacted EAPC Architects to create a campus master plan that would include a new nursing home, assisted living, independent living, chapel, and additional employee parking. 

After initial planning, MCHC evaluated the immediate needs of the community and, based on highest demands for more assisted living accommodations, they moved ahead with a new facility called Rosen Place on 8th.  Assisted living facilities are more commonly located in larger towns, requiring seniors to move away from their rural communities to receive access to this kind of care. To offer a full continuum of healthcare services and become a Continuing Care Retirement Community in their rural location, MCHC recognized the need for Rosen Place on 8th.

Assisted living facilities are a popular choice among seniors because they provide a level of independence, yet with around-the-clock access to personal care services. For the Stanley community, keeping the senior population local is a major benefit to the elderly and their loved ones who can visit frequently — without the worry and stress of traveling to a larger city. 

The 15,433-square-foot assisted living complex at Rosen Place on 8th contains 14 apartments, five of which are two-bedroom units and nine are one-bedroom units. Each unit has a living area with a sloped ceiling and a bay window, and a kitchen with a dining area.

The units are sized to allow the residents to live comfortably and have warm finishes that create an at-home environment. The complex also includes a serving room and a dining area for residents who choose to have meals prepared for them. The great room provides space for activities and to host local events, while the family room is for more intimate gatherings. Rosen Place on 8th is linked to the adjacent Bethel Nursing Home via a corridor, to assist with any care services. 

The MCHC facility administrators also proceeded with a new chapel during the same construction period, to satisfy the request of community members who had helped raise funds for a new and larger chapel at the Mountrail Bethel Home. The new 3,000-square-foot Bethel Chapel addition is located to the north of the Bethel home activities room in the current courtyard. It accommodates seating for 50 people. The focal point of the chapel is the altar, which is surrounded by a beautiful stained-glass window designed by a local artist, with assistance from a local group. This addition also features a new boardroom that has been set up to also act as the chapel overflow via audio/video equipment, should the need arise to serve a large audience.

The chapel has become the focal point of the hospital and nursing home entrances, and offers serenity and faith for both those visiting and staying.

With the addition of a new nursing home, an assisted living and independent living complex, as well as a chapel, and additional employee parking, Mountrail County Health Center has made giant strides in their ability to serve the community of Mountrail County, North Dakota.

Building Envelope: Hebron Brick, Edco Siding
Roofing: Metal Sales, Firestone
Windows: Pella
Entrances & Storefronts: Fargo Glass of Minot 
Flooring: Patcraft
Lighting: Eaton

Architect & Cost Estimator
EAPC Architects Engineers
300 3rd Avenue SW
Minot, ND 58701

Structural Engineer 
EAPC Architects Engineers
3100 Demers Avenue
Grand Fork, ND 58701

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
EAPC Architects Engineers
112 N. Roberts Street
Fargo, ND 58102

General Contractor
Mattson Construction
4321 E. Burdick Expressway
Minot, ND 58701

Date Bid: Apr 2018
Construction Period: May 2018 to Nov 2019          
Total Square Feet: 18,433
Site: 2.15 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two.

Building Sizes: Assisted Living, 15,433; Chapel, 3,000; total, 18,433 square feet.  
Building Height: Assisted Living, 9’; Chapel, 9’; total, 9’.  
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, metal siding.
Roof: Metal, membrane. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall, metal stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the July/August 2020 issue of DCD