Beloit Health System, Hendricks Family Heart HospitalBeloit, WI
Beloit’s Health System’s new president and CEO tasked PRA’s design team with designing a building that embodied his signature and included a “wow” factor. Working closely with the client and several donors, PRA created an environment that supported patients, families, staff and physicians around the theme of “memories saved,” with the “wow” factor being a memory wall of community contributed pictures fused into decorative glass.
The spaces created were thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of the continued growth of the heart and vascular service programs at the hospital. The renovations accommodated two additional cardiologists and an interventionist clinic space and relocated the existing clinic to the northwest wing. A hybrid operating room (OR) and a catheterization lab were added, along with a 14-bed intensive care unit, pulmonology services, a stress test room and a nuclear camera. In addition, sun porches were enclosed and windows were replaced. The result was an atmosphere that is calming and spacious, created with the use of meandering curves in the floor plan and rich finishes.