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Situated on Oregon’s gorgeous and blustery southern coast, the newest clinic for Southern Coos Hospital required exterior finishes able to resist the wind and rain of an ocean-side locale while simultaneously blending with the surrounding hospital buildings. It was highly important to the client that this expansion of the hospital campus have the same high quality feel and experience of the existing facilities. The building is fully equipped with cutting-edge medical grade finishes and thoughtful details to protect patient privacy. Careful consideration of the workflow of the medical professionals was given when creating the floor plan. The highly efficient layout includes a shared space for nursing staff, established through a collaborative workplace audit and conception process.
Having medical innovation and technology in the communities of the southern Oregon coast means less room for medical error or delayed diagnosis and treatment – bringing vital, life-saving services to those in need. Growing population demands expanded services brought to Southern Coos Hospital by this medical clinic addition, making the timeline for completion of the facility aggressive and imperative. Creating a fully turnkey facility in such a short timeline is a feat that could only be completed by modular construction. But not, the client’s board was clear, at the cost of compromised finishes or quality. Throughout the building and design process careful attention was given to interior finishes and layout that would meet the demands of a quick moving medical practice. Space for storage and efficient transportation of equipment – both in usage & rotation - allows for a high level of flexibility throughout the floor plan.
Off site construction simultaneously completed with on-site earth work and creation of a stem wall foundation allowed for a quick occupancy of the facility. Profitable use of the clinic was achieved quickly through a shorter timeline for construction. This initial phase of a multi-phase vision for the continued growth of Southern Coos Hospital demonstrated to the surrounding community the care and attention to detail that the hospital and its foundation planned to bring to the expansion project and to consequential growth of patient services. There is no better testament to considerate, deliberate planning and contentious asset management than to experience high quality customer care in the new facility.