Monument Health Rapid City Hospital

  • area / size 340,000 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • Type Hospital,
  • ESa designed the expansive space for the Monument Health Rapid City Hospital to better serve the community in Rapid City, South Dakota.

    ESa provided master planning and design services to transform the Monument Health Rapid City Hospital campus. Expansion goals included the addition of patient beds to transition to all private rooms, connected parking, improved wayfinding and the addition of integrated physician spaces. As part of the largest construction project in the healthcare system’s history, the client also desired to rebrand and reinvest in the local community.

    Phased improvements at the existing campus included 260,000 square feet of additions and renovations and a new integrated 80,000 square foot, four-story hospital office building. Culture-based design aesthetic is incorporated into the design to acknowledge the 30% of the patient population who is Native American. Focus groups with caregivers, physicians and the community contributed to the clients’ rebranding efforts.

    Flipping the main entrance from the north to the south, the campus is reconfigured to better accommodate future growth. Providing registration and waiting areas at the main entrance, the atrium lobby offers improved wayfinding and connectivity to the new bed tower and the hospital office building. Adjacent to the lobby are gift shop and retail spaces and an integrated two-story parking structure that will provide patients and staff with convenient parking during inclement weather. Improvements include a newly relocated and expanded Emergency Department, new bed tower (adding a 32-bed Heart and Vascular patient care unit) and a Central Utility Plant expansion. The additions are designed for future interior build-out, vertical and horizontal expansion.

    Since the master planning phase, ESa and other design team members partnered with the construction team to help determine cost-effective, realistic design solutions from the project’s onset.

    Design: ESa
    Photography: Attic Fire Photography