Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, Colfax, Washington
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.