Deaconess Neuro Ortho Patient Tower

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Deaconess Health System

Newburgh, Indiana


With the aging population of baby boomers, Deaconess Gateway Hospital responded with a facility designated as a specialty hospital focusing on orthopedic and neuroscience patients.

The new, six-story patient tower will occupy 215,000 square feet and will start with 64 beds, with the capacity to add another 32 beds in the future. A complete range of services are offered, including interventional, medical, and surgical, as well as diagnostic imaging, therapy, research, and education.

Upon arrival, visitors and patients know they are in a state-of-the-art facility. The hospital is filled with natural sunlight beaming through two-story glass curtainwall and a skylight in a rotunda. The generous, modern, comfortable interiors provide a pleasant environment where visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee or a bite to eat, as well as providing options for shopping and comfortable spaces to relax while waiting. At the new entry, guests are greeted by a 20’ x 30’ custom art feature that reflects the local presence of the Ohio River and sets the nature concept for the new addition. Beneath the rotunda is a second custom hanging art piece that is gently turning and changing and hovers over an interior stone garden.

Each of the patient rooms features floor-to-ceiling windows and provides modern conveniences for patients and families. The staff zone is extremely efficient. The 6’-0” wide space provides everything a team member needs to provide outstanding care and is within proximity to the patient.


Interior Design


2019 IIDA Indiana IDEA Award: Healthcare – New Construction