Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
Critical access hospital creates welcoming design environment
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center brings a twenty-first century critical access hospital to the town of Salida and surrounding Chaffee County. Davis Partnership Architects’ hospital planners fully involved HRRMC’s medical staff, physicians, and administration in the design process in order to establish relationships, develop internal departmental layouts, and refine the client’s vision for each space in this new hospital. [Read More]
A welcoming environment, instead of a traditional institutional feel, was the foundational design focus. A warm, colorful interiors palette is in keeping with the hospital’s healing mission. On the first floor, a bright, glassy corridor allows clear and easy public access to major departments directly off the main entry. Back-of-house circulation designs offer staff access to the clinical departments on the first floor, while the orientation design of the second floor maximizes spectacular views of the mountain-ringed valley and Collegiate Peaks. The design also takes into consideration issues particular to critical care hospitals as departments are arranged for large variation in patient census numbers, thus maximizing the small medical staff.
- Interior Design