Providence medical center
11 / 06 / 2015
As the largest healthcare hub between Seattle and Minneapolis, Spokane’s new outpatient facility serves the community while targeting health reform. The $32 million state-of-the-art project features an urgent care center, surgical suites as well as offices for primary care doctors. The center’s combined urgent care facility, imaging services, laboratory, pharmacy, and cancer center services will be able to treat up to 700 patients a day.
Recognizing that nature can play a role in healing process, the building’s site connects both patients and staff to daylight and the landscape gardens adjacent to the major circulation spaces. The program is distributed into two distinct buildings connected by a ‘hub’ of public spaces. This separation of the more acute services – surgery and urgent care – from the less acute practices – primary and specialty care clinics, result in less congestion at points of entry and an ease of passage for patients. Registration, waiting, café, sacred and conference spaces within the ‘hub’ open to views of the courtyard gardens. Materials have been selected to reinforce connections to the natural environment – Jarden Zinc panels, glass, wood and textured fabrics.