With a desire to create an enhanced experience for patients and staff as well as the surrounding community, Mount Carmel Health System selected Gresham Smith to design a new 186-bed, 504,000-square-foot full-service hospital and a five-story, 125,000-square-foot medical office building at its Grove City campus in Ohio.

Intended to replace and expand a hospital originally built in the early 20th century, the new leading-edge facility will include all-private rooms and offer every convenience to patients and their families, from easy-to-navigate pathways throughout the building to a bistro-style kitchen and dining facility. The new medical office building, which will connect to the new hospital, focuses on outpatient specialties such as primary care, women’s health services and outpatient oncology. It also serves as headquarters for Mount Carmel’s Graduate Medical Education program.

To improve operational efficiencies, Gresham Smith led multidisciplinary service line teams through a Lean process improvement and operational alignment engagement. These teams streamlined the care delivery model by identifying immediate opportunities for performance improvements in terms of patient flow and operational processes. We also offered numerous clinical reconfiguration solutions, including the consolidation of four critical care units into one central location, the formation of an interventional platform for all surgical and endovascular procedures, and the creation of an independent short-stay observation unit that can convert to a pandemic unit.

To assist this underserved community as quickly as possible, the client fast-tracked construction of the emergency department and medical office building, which opened in 2015. The subsequent hospital addition will incorporate elements from the first phase and the surrounding facilities, improving the greenfield medical center’s operational efficiencies while also creating a healing environment with natural site amenities.

Designed with the patient experience and speed-to-market in mind, Mount Carmel’s Grove City medical campus offers convenient access to state-of-the-art facilities and care for Columbus’ developing southern communities.


Mount Carmel Health System


Grove City, Ohio

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Jeffery Morris, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP
Jeffery Morris, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP
Senior Healthcare Principal