CentraCare Health – Long Prairie, designed by HGA, has been named a winner of the 2019 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards.
The annual design competition celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces.
When setting out to replace its mid-20th century hospital, CentraCare Health had a single goal—reshape healthcare for the Long Prairie, Minnesota, community. The design progressed holistically through a series of community workshops, open houses, deep engagement with staff and leadership, and data gathering and analysis. Innovative planning concepts emerged from this process, including a universal platform model and an on-stage/off-stage clinic design, making this a model for efficient and flexible rooms, spatial and financial economy, increased staff collaboration, and enhanced patient care.
“With this annual competition, we witness the latest innovation and transformation within the healthcare design world,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “This year, the winning projects focused on both function and overall end user well-being, offering elegant, creative solutions to various healthcare needs.”
Entries were judged by a jury of design professionals, including Alexandra Bonner, IIDA, project interior designer, FCA; Eric Koffler, IIDA, AIA, senior associate, NBBJ; and Tiana Lemons, IIDA, senior associate, healthcare studio leader, Orcutt | Winslow.
“This year’s winners demonstrated unique approaches to healthcare design and an understanding of how spaces affect the healing and wellness of patients, staff, and visitors,” said Bonner on behalf of the jury. “We are pleased to be presenting them with this honor as they offer insight into the future of healthcare spaces.”
All winning projects will be featured in the December issue of Healthcare Design magazine and honored at a reception at IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on November 11, 2019, where the Best of Competition will be announced. All winning projects can be viewed on the IIDA website.