Summa Health Center at Heritage Crossings
Summa Health Center at Heritage Crossings is a 21,000-square-foot outpatient facility that houses physician offices, testing areas and labs. Physician services include Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Behavioral Health, Cardiology and other specialties.
One of the main project objectives was to combine the various physician services into one building. Several of the outpatient services were located at other various Summa locations. The goal was to combine these services into one convenient location, as well as integrated the facility with the adjacent emergency and diagnostic testing facility, which was also planned and designed by Hasenstab Architects. The project is part of an on-going campus development / master planning effort that allows for continuing expansion of the outpatient services.
The design features and materials extend the Summa branding of the adjacent emergency facility to create an integrated look that builds upon the campus setting. Extensive use of daylighting was incorporated into the facility to enhance the patient experience and provide potential energy savings. A community education room was included to enhance Summa’s community outreach in the treatment of chronic illnesses.
As sustainability was a focus of the project design, the developer worked closely with the City of Green Planning Department to preserve a stream on the property by creating an “Enhanced Riparian Way.” An extensive effort to improve the waterway was accomplished by learning the stream route, creating boulder erosion protection, incorporating significant landscape improvements and the creation of a walking trail.
The Summa Health Center took advantage of this development feature by orienting the building to preserve the integrity of the Enhanced Riparian Way, take advantage of the tranquil setting, and to create a connection to the walking path for exercise and connection to the nearby amenities. The staff lounge was positioned to provide calming and relaxing views of the Enhanced Riparian Way.
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