Mercy Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation

  • area / size 19,500 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • OPN Architects completed the Mercy Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation to extend the facility’s capabilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    With the desire to expand their rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, Mercy Medical Center asked OPN to fully renovate the existing inpatient unit to more than double the number of patients they can serve, from 8 to 22.

    OPN has planned and designed an inviting, functional, safe, and modern space with amenities to make each patient’s stay as comfortable as possible. Patient rooms include with natural accents and spacious and functional restrooms. The rooms have been carefully designed using multiple mock-ups and continuously refined to arrive at the best solution for comfort and promotion of quality care.

    In addition to compliant and pleasing patient rooms, the dining and gym facilities were upgraded to allow for the entire floor to flow together to encourage proper rehabilitation and a sense of community among patients and staff.

    By reorganizing the floor, the design team was also able to improve staff efficiency by centralizing the nursing station.

    Design: OPN Architects
    Photography: Alex Michl, OPN Architects