Replacement Critical Access Hospital
Jackson County Regional Health Center
Challenged with an oversized facility and aging infrastructure, Jackson County Regional Health Center (JCRHC) embarked on journey to build a new Critical Access Hospital on a 25-acre greenfield site. The facility includes 12 beds, two ORs, an emergency department with five rooms, a 10-exam room specialty care clinic, two sleep rooms, a rehabilitation/wellness center, a diagnostic center including lab and radiology, pharmacy, and additional administrative/support areas.
BWBR conducted a week-long Lean 3P workshop that helped staff visualize opportunities, get excited about new, more efficient ways of working, and create consensus around the design. The planning process was focused on creating operational efficiencies and a positive patient experience. The team created full scale mock-ups of key areas, such as inpatient unit, surgery, emergency, rehabilitation, pharmacy, lab, and registration.
Senior Communications Specialist
Senior Interior Designer
Senior Architectural Designer
Senior Specifications Writer
Additional Team Members
Scott Holmes (retired)
Tim Sessions (retired)
Principal, Senior Vice President
71,500 sq. ft.
Campus and master planning; replacement Critical Access Hospital on a greenfield site; integrated clinic
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