Hills + Dales General Hospital Expansion and Modernization

  • area / size 28,000 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Type Hospital,
  • Ghafari Associates improved the patient experience through the expansion and modernization of Hills + Dales General Hospital in Cass City, Michigan.

    Hills + Dales General Hospital has served its community as a critical care provider for nearly 60 years. Among their core values is a commitment to constant improvement as they strive to provide the highest quality experiences to their patients, physicians, and staff. To that end, the hospital recognized the rapidly changing healthcare needs of the region and sought a professional consultant to evaluate their existing campus and develop an updated master plan for future facility improvements.

    We worked closely with the hospital to understand their patient base, service offerings, and facility needs. Together, we developed a plan for facility expansions and upgrades that would give their physicians and administrators the space to provide better care to their patients.
    Our team evaluated the hospital’s service lines and assessed their existing facilities (totaling 147,000 SF between the three-story hospital building and 10 clinics) and space allocations. Using this information, we forecasted the space needed to meet future operational volumes. We then worked with the hospital to execute our recommendations, providing architecture and engineering services for the expansions and renovations through the construction document phase.

    Our proposed solution called for a 12,000 SF expansion to the hospital along with approximately 16,000 SF of renovations on the first and second floors. In addition to expanding the facility’s capacity, our plan relocated some of the hospital’s administrative functions to provide a consolidated physician practice. The plan also added a new, more welcoming canopied entrance that houses a lobby, private registration area, and a gift shop.

    The expanded Hills + Dales General Hospital is truly a place of healing for the modern era, enabling all who work there, from physicians and nurses to administrators, to provide premium patient care.

    Architect: Ghafari Associates
    Contractor: Spence Brothers
    Photography: Jason Keen