Avant Architect’s provided Master Planning Services as well as full Architectural services for Hegg Memorial Health Center.  The Master Plan included multiple phases that emcompassed not only the Hospital’s main facility, but also the associated nursing home and skilled care facility.  Part of the Master Plan implementation included a new image and front door for the hospital followed by a re-arrangement of programs within the hospital to increase efficiency.


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  • Project Location:  Rock Valley, Iowa
  • Project Size:  Varies by Phase
  • Project Cost:  $6 million (full master plan implementation, estimated)
  • Project Completed:  phased completion – 2008 – ongoing

The master plan calls for the creation of a new radiology suite to house new R / F and CT equipment.  This suite will provide support space for Tech Work and Film Files which are now remote from the X-Ray room.

With the creation of the new radiology suite, comes the opportunity to enhance the Emergency Room services. This solution will provide convenient access by nursing staff, provide for privacy from the waiting room and increase the capacity of the ER service. The plan provides for more storage in Surgery and Central Sterile Supply and provides Oxygen and Suction to Endoscopy.

The Plan improves Out-Patient traffic flow and control from registration at the front door to the Out-Patient Procedure Rooms, phlebotomy and clinic and creates patient privacy at registration for both In-Patients and Outpatients.  Patient record access is improved between In-Patient and Out-Patient Registration. Proximity between CEO, CFO, Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Director of Nursing will be provided.

The final component of the Plan is a new Image for the hospital.  This occurs by expanding the front lobby, generating a refreshed aesthetic for the campus and planning for growth in the Out-Patient Clinic.  This will establish the long range growth direction for the Health Center.

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