Client:Yuma Regional Medical Center
A decision was made to build a brand new, 36,000 square foot facility adjacent to the hospital, to house the administrative and support services. The placement of this structure next to the hospital was a cost-effective solution. With this approach, the central campus space could be dedicated to more critical medical functions, while an administrative presence would still be maintained on the main campus.
The design had to take into account the hospital’s current needs, but also be adaptable and versatile to anticipate future growth. It is planned for two levels, but will be able to accommodate vertical expansion to three floors as needed. The construction site represented an additional challenge, because it was on a hillside. A 20-foot slope difference needed to be corrected, so significant grading work was required and the ground floor is recessed into the slope.
In addition to developing sound design, the project also had to be completed in a timely fashion. There was a sense of urgency in providing an efficient and adaptable space for the administrative functions with minimal disruption to hospital operations, so construction of the new Emergency Department could begin. This project was a critical step in the overall transformation of the hospital to becoming a superior facility that will serve the current and future medical needs of the community.
- New building to house administrative and support services
- Enables more critical functions to be located on campus
- Two levels, with ability for vertical expansion to three
- Site grading done to correct a 20-foot difference
- Structure adaptable to accommodate future growth as needed