Challenge

Serving largely as the front door in how patients and their families experience the hospital, the newly designed Benefis Emergency Department will become a state-of-the-art emergency center in Great Falls, Montana.

The design features an initial Rapid Medical Exam (RME) pod of nine exam rooms that treats and releases 20-25% of their 35,000 patients per year. If patient acuity warrants, patients bypass the RME pod and enter the critical care pod that accesses three trauma rooms, two multi-purpose procedure rooms, a behavioral health psych suite of two rooms and five additional exam rooms.  A third overflow pod provides 11 additional rooms during surge conditions along with a dedicated sexual assault nurse examination suite. The project required phased, occupied construction to maintain a minimum of 18 fully functional emergency treatment rooms 24/7.

With a total of 33 patient treatment rooms, this renovation and remodel nearly doubles Benefis’ current emergency department and will reduce the door-to-doc time and significantly improve overall patient satisfaction.

Cost: $12,500,000

Size: 38,000 SF

Unique: Multi Phase, Occupied Construction

CLIENT

Benefis Health System

What we did

Architectural Design, Interior Design and Construction Administration

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