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Mercy Women's Life Center

Builit as a state-of-the art Women’s Life Center and Family Birth Place, this addition is an attractive 50,000 sf two-story building contiguous with the Mercy Medical Center Hospital. It features a structural steel frame, structural composite concrete floor system with a brick masonry veneer. Decorative masonry serpentine garden walls line the exterior, allowing each birthing suite abundant natural light without compromising security.

Designed to meet the needs specific to women, the ground floor features birthing suites (including 2 water birthing rooms), examination rooms, and treatment centers. Twenty private Labor/Deliver/Recovery/Postpartum rooms provide the latest in technology available, allowing the mother and baby to stay in the same room throughout their entire stay. The spacious nursery area is adjacent to the central nurse’s station.

Kapp Construction had to extend the plumbing, electrical and mechanical services from the existing facility over into the new adjacent facility. Keeping the existing facility and entrance clean and impenetrable from ongoing construction required extra measures, and patient disruption was also kept at a mininum while the adjacent hospital remained at full operation throughout the construction. The upper floor is designed for outpatient care and preventative treatment, as well as administrative offices. The facility is connected to the main hospital by an elevated corridor, as well as access directly through the existing surgery center.

TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION:
Structural Steel with Brick Masonry
 
COMPLETED IN: 1998
 
DESIGNED BY:
NBBJ/Bohm - Jeff Slane
 
OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE:
Rob Schrimpf (937) 390-5037