Location: Rockford, Michigan
Spectrum Health Medical Group is West Michigan’s largest multispecialty physician group with over 1,600 providers across 13 counties. In effort to streamline operations and offer the convenience of a single building for medical care, Spectrum decided to consolidate services from three separate locations into one 30,000-square-foot facility in northern Kent County. The design team was challenged to develop a building of presence along 10 Mile Road in Rockford on a site with hilly terrain and zoning ordinance limitations.
The new Integrated Care Campus is an extension of Spectrum’s team-based clinic care model for outpatient service. Abiding by local zoning codes that required only a single-story structure face 10 Mile Road, the design team used the site’s sloping topography to achieve a solution; the facility is nestled into a hillside which provides scale to the building and offers a natural division of programming spaces. The front is two levels and faces the adjacent Meijer, while the back is a single level. Thoughtful site circulation was achieved by separating pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
As patients are dropped off at a welcoming canopy, they are greeted by a light-filled two-story lobby and waiting area focused on providing a healing experience. Urgent care, radiology, and lab services are on the first floor, and the second floor contains primary care services in two clinic pods that are anchored by team staff areas. The centralized team spaces have views to all patient rooms and receive natural light from overhead skylights. The building also contains a large multi-purpose room which is available for Spectrum’s use to engage with the local community.
Designed in early 2016 and completed in August of 2017, Spectrum’s new Integrated Care Campus in Rockford offers many provider benefits, including increased collaboration, faster access to patient records, and a unified system experience.