Midland Memorial Hospital
Master Plan and Expansion
Square Footage: 425,000
LEED NC Certified
Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) engaged us to develop a facility master plan that will lead the county facility into the long-term future.
MMH is located in Midland, Texas, a rapidly growing market – both demographically and economically – and operates on two campuses with most services (except for obstetrics and pediatrics) residing on the main campus. The aging main hospital had numerous infrastructure concerns, including aging plumbing and mechanical issues. Most inpatient beds resided within the oldest buildings on the campus, and were undersized and poorly designed. Due to these concerns, we developed a plan with two main objectives: consolidation of services from the small west campus back into the main hospital, and removal of patient care services from the original 1950s hospital building.
The new seven-story patient bed tower was designed with an expanded central plant. By expanding and renovating the existing plant, the infrastructure issues were resolved, and allowed the hospital to be on track for LEED certification. The new tower houses an expanded emergency department on the first floor, as well as a dining area which was relocated from the basement of the hospital. A Women’s Services floor was created due to the consolidation of services from the other campus, and includes a neonatal intensive care unit which is a new service. Thirty intensive care beds with eighteen step-down beds are included. All proposed patient rooms were designed with outboard toilets so that any floor of beds can be intensive care beds with minimal disruption to services.
In addition to meeting the operational goals of the hospital, the tower expansion provides a new healthcare image to Midland. The new building is the tallest structure in the area, and serves as an icon for healthcare in the community.