Essentia Health

St. Joseph's-Baxter Clinic

Baxter, Minnesota


HGA directed programming and design for this integrated clinic on a 20-acre site five miles from the existing hospital and clinic. The clinic is the first phase of a multi-phase project serving the community of 7,600 in central Minnesota. The 45,000-square-foot first phase includes family medicine, urgent care, women's services, pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, and retail pharmacy.

The design follows Lean principles to reduce staff travel distances and increase patient volumes over the existing clin­ic. Averaging 2.5 to 3.0 exam rooms per provider, the clinic places caregiver stations at the center of the clinic module in proximity to exam rooms and direct supervision of corridors.

HGA associated with Widseth, Smith, Nolting of the Brainerd, Minnesota.