INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind. broke ground on the BEACON Project – a $109-million patient tower addition and renovation. The project consists of a new five-story, 200,000-square foot, 120-bed inpatient tower and the redesign of the existing healthcare facility. BSA LifeStructures serves as the project architect with Hunt Construction Group as the general contractor.
The inpatient tower features the Cardiac Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art cardiology unit, complete with a standard and a hybrid catheterization laboratory. The facility also boasts improved spaces for orthopedics and obstetrics.
A new energy center will also be constructed to provide improved energy distribution to the hospital’s expanded campus. The central plant energy center will provide reduced energy costs and decrease the facility’s carbon footprint. The energy center and additional sustainable design features have positioned Good Samaritan Hospital for LEED certification.
The design was focused on improving healthcare outcomes and providing a facility that enhances the regional status of Good Samaritan Hospital. The addition will feature private patient rooms with space to better accommodate visitors and families. BSA LifeStructures will measure patient safety, physician and patient satisfaction, infrastructure excellence and a number of other metrics to connect the new built environment to measurable outcomes.
Good Samaritan Hospital has worked very closely with the project team to ensure the project delivers a facility capable of serving patients, staff and physicians.
“The new patient tower incorporates Evidence-Based Design and Lean design principles that allow the hospital to measure their success,” said BSA LifeStructures Principal and Chairman of the Board Sam Reed. “The design puts the focus on the patient and their healing environment.”