CHICAGO, Ill. – The Vista Awards, which celebrate teamwork and excellence in healthcare facility projects, were presented last month to Mercy Hospital Joplin in Missouri, Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas and Nebraska Medicine. The projects won in the categories of best new construction, renovation and infrastructure, respectively.
The Vista Awards are presented by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association. The Vista Awards are not design awards. Instead, they recognize the significance of collaboration, communication and teamwork in creating optimal healthcare environments. The awards were presented at the 2018 PDC Summit.
Mercy Hospital Joplin
In 2011, an EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin and destroyed St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Planning a new facility to replace the facility began almost immediately after the storm. Four years later, the new Mercy Hospital Joplin includes storm-hardened features to protect against future storms. The design and construction firms involved in the project worked closely and communicated often with Mercy to create a hospital that would improve patient care and the patient experience.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center made a significant reinvestment in renovating the first floor of its main campus. The team worked closely together to complete the renovation while taking special care to support the organization’s mission to heal the mind, body and spirit. Special focus was placed on four Cs during the project: communication, collaboration, cooperation and coordination. The renovation contributed to organizational goals and improved patient experiences.
Collaboration helped make the Nebraska Medicine University Towers electrical upgrade a success. The upgraded electrical system has achieved efficiency targets while being more reliable. Teamwork helped ensure there were no unscheduled outages throughout the multi-year project.
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