X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

WEST CHESTER, OH-Construction completed earlier this month on the West Chester Medical Center here. The $116 million project, which contains a five-story acute care hospital and medical office building complex, totals 385,000 square feet. It is owned by Health Alliance of Cincinnati and was designed by RTKL.

The new 162-bed hospital will cater to the growing suburban area.

At the ground breaking ceremony Ken Hanover, Health Alliance president and CEO, said, “We’ve picked a magnificent location. It sits right where we think some of the fastest growth in Cincinnati is going to occur. Building a hospital at this site will complement the services available at our other facilities. It will give residents even more high-quality choices from our providers in selecting the best health care for their needs.”

With no pre-established infrastructure, the owner asked local clinicians to work with RTKL to integrate all modern technologies into the new facility.

“By working with the future doctors and staff of West Chester Medical Center, we found that their overarching vision was for the new hospital to focus on patients and families,” says project manager Michael Hoffmeyer. “Our design strives to fulfill this vision in two ways. First, the design focuses on a holistic, integrated view of care rather than a model that moves patients between departments. Second, initial patient ‘touch points’ are clustered around the central rotunda to ease wayfinding and make the hospital seem more intimate and friendly.”

The project, which was first announced in 2005, was slated to open last year but was delayed. The property purchased by the Health Alliance will allow for a later expansion to create a 300-bed hospital.

RTKL executives used retail design principals when creating the West Chester Medical Center; with a two-story glass entry to ease drop-off. Also similar services are grouped together. Each floor contains 36 beds, with rooms large enough to accommodate ICU and other treatment needs to cut down on the number of transfers a patient might need to make in the hospital and ease the doctor’s job of patient care.

Beyond RTKL, Mortensen Messer Healthcare Construction worked as the general contractor and construction manager on the project. Fosdick & Hilmer handled the mechanical, electrical, plumbing needs. Also Vivian Llambi & Associates were hired as the landscape architect.

The Health Alliance is the umbrella company of several area hospitals including The Christ Hospital, The University Hospital, The St. Luke Hospitals, The Jewish Hospital, The Fort Hamilton Hospital and the physicians of Alliance Primary Care

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.