Mercy Medical Center

West Lakes Hospital

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WEST LAKES HOSPITAL WEST
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WEST LAKES HOSPITAL WEST
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WEST LAKES HOSPITAL WEST
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WEST LAKES HOSPITAL WEST
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WEST LAKES HOSPITAL WEST
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WEST LAKES HOSPITAL WEST

Mercy Medical Center

West Lakes Hospital

Des Moines, Iowa

The first hospital in Iowa to achieve LEED® -NC certification, Mercy-West Lakes was conceived to be a modern and efficient replacement facility at the center of the busy Mercy-West Lakes Wellness Campus.

Using evidence-based design, the team created a core-model emergency department, separating operation traffic and support from patient areas, promoting patient privacy and creating a calm, comfortable environment for all. The facility was one of the first to implement a hybrid decentralized-grouped nursing station model, combining the efficiency and safety of decentralized stations with the communication and social benefits of a centralized station.

Size: 226,000 sq. ft.

Components: 82-bed primary care hospital with shell space to expand to 146 beds; four inpatient floors featuring private, universal rooms, and family lounges; 10 LDRP rooms and nursery; inpatient-focused imaging center, flexible to accommodate outpatient needs; two 30-seat conference rooms; 90-seat dining facility; LEED® -NC Certified

Completion: 2009