Mercy Medical Center
West Lakes Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa
LEED Certified – New Construction
The first hospital in Iowa to achieve LEED® Certification for new construction, 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