Advancing Care by Design

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November 18, 2022


Healing, Learning

Memorial Health, one of the leading health systems in Illinois, exists to improve the health of the people and communities it serves. The system serves an average of 40,000 in-patients, 667,000 outpatients, and 125,000 patients in emergency departments each year. Memorial Health incorporates its mission of advancing care through its design and operational goals.
Springfield Memorial Hospital, the flagship campus for Memorial Health in Springfield, Illinois, was slated to expand. Springfield Memorial Hospital asked the design and construction team to develop new structures providing cutting-edge health care while creating a unified campus with a strong, consistent architectural language. Specific project attributes were identified and included creating spaces with a simple, natural, sophisticated, modern, and earthy feel, influencing the overall design.

Springfield Memorial Hospital wanted patients to feel comfortable and at home inside the facility. BSA LifeStructures’ modern Prairie Style design supports new healthcare technology and advancing practices while maintaining a comfortable, rural atmosphere to not overwhelm patients from surrounding agricultural communities. The Main Campus Revitalization project re-imagines an existing low solid masonry block into a dynamic face of glass, serving as a window to the city that is the new face of Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Advancing Care by Design