Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is a 129-bed, regional hospital located in East Central Illinois. BSA designed a new building addition that provides expanded services for cardiology and inpatient care. The hospital expansion, along with the southeastern portion of the main building, transitions seamlessly to the existing facility. The exterior design provides a modern and updated aesthetic while incorporating materials from the existing campus.
The hospital’s design standards and color palettes were introduced in the new space through light wood casework, green and blue tile, and exposure to natural light. The first floor features a new double cath lab suite, lab/procedure rooms, cardiology outpatient suite, rehabilitation gym, nuclear medicine labs, stress rooms, Echo rooms, and a large family lounge. On the second floor, 21 new patient rooms include two with ceiling-mounted bariatric lifts and two negative pressure isolation rooms.
Additional support staff rooms and family lounges are located throughout the new facility. Major infrastructure equipment to support this expansion, including a new air handling unit, is in the lower level next to relocated hospital facilities and service areas.