With a desire to replace the Grove City community’s decades-old hospital, Mount Carmel Health System selected Gresham Smith to design a new full-service teaching hospital and medical office building at its Grove City campus in Ohio. The 214-bed, 500,000-square-foot hospital houses stroke and cancer centers, a surgery unit, a maternity floor with a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics and vascular care, while the 120,000-square-foot medical office building focuses on outpatient specialties such as primary care, women’s health services and outpatient oncology. The leading-edge facilities prioritize the patient experience and highlight the health system’s faith-based mission, offering convenient access to a high-quality healing environment.
larger operating rooms
wide patient corridors
staff involved in planning process
A Right-Sized Replacement HospitalTo improve operational efficiencies in the new facility, our team began by leading multidisciplinary service line teams from Mount Carmel through a Lean process improvement and operational alignment exercise. The Gresham Smith team also offered solutions to streamline care, which included consolidating four critical care units into one central location, forming an interventional platform for all surgical and endovascular procedures and creating an independent short-stay observation unit that can covert to a pandemic unit.
Honoring Mt. Carmel’s Catholic HeritageMount Carmel’s strong Catholic heritage and mission of “providing compassionate, faith-based quality care to patients” was top-of-mind throughout the design process. From salvaging the old hospital’s terrazzo floor seal and placing it inside the staff entry to incorporating a stained glass cross motif throughout, the new hospital has connections to the past.
Located immediately inside the main entrance, the chapel is a focal point that welcomes visitors to a facility that cares for mind, body and spirit. The space features an illuminated, ceiling-grazing cross that can be seen on the building’s exterior as well. We also salvaged the stained glass from Mount Carmel’s previous facility and incorporated it into the chapel’s clerestory, while venetian plaster creates texture and antique furniture in the sacristy adds to the historical feel.