The Hospital of the Future—Today

The Hospital of the Future—Today

08.23.10

As healthcare organizations across the country grapple with healthcare reform and its impact on campus planning and the design and construction of medical facilities, the new Owatonna Hospital and expanded Owatonna Clinic, in Owatonna, Minnesota, forecast new directions in the design of healthcare delivery. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, (HGA), the hospital and clinic comprise a significant second phase in the renewal and re-development of the Owatonna Healthcare Campus.

Sited on 20 lush and landscaped acres, adjacent to Minnesota's Interstate 35, the campus was master planned to provide a responsive, welcoming, 21st-century healthcare environment with the flexibility to address and adapt to changing patient delivery and technological needs.

In forecasting the ways in which healthcare increasingly will be designed, the Owatonna project signals a growing movement toward the consolidation of healthcare through a collocation of appropriate facilities onto a single healthcare campus.

Moreover, the project's second-phase consolidation of a hospital and clinic brings two different healthcare organizations together on a single campus. The two-story hospital, owned and operated by Allina Hospitals and Clinics, is physically connected to the expanded clinic, owned and operated by Mayo Health System. Designed as one facility on the campus, the new complex provides a seamless, continuous system of efficient, high-quality healthcare to the community.