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Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, Colfax, Washington
 
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Whitman Hospital and Medical Center
Colfax, Washington
After completing an extensive master planning process and successful bond issue, Whitman Hospital and Medical Center proceeded with design and construction of a three-story, 48,000-square-foot acute care addition and 15,000-square-foot remodel of their existing facility. The project provides all-new acute care services, including a new emergency department with seven treatment rooms, two trauma bays, and separate ambulance and public entries; imaging department with CT, radiographic, fluoroscopy and MRI modalities; and an expanded laboratory and entry lobby. The third floor provides a new 25-bed patient care unit, including acuity-adjustable, LDRP and bariatric rooms. This patient-focused unit includes caregiver stations outside each patient room and in-room accommodations for family members. The remodeling converted existing hospital space to ancillary support functions, including admitting, business office, respiratory therapy, pharmacy and a conference center. This major addition ties the 1967 existing hospital to the 2002 Surgery Center, providing a cohesive facility that significantly enhances patient and staff flow, and separates patient-care circulation from public circulation. The addition faces the main approach roadway, presenting a new, welcoming image and front door in which the community can take pride.