Anderson County Hospital Celebrates Moving into its New Facility

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Anderson County Hospital was held on January 17, 2015. More than 750 visitors attended the event and toured the new facility including, Governor Sam Brownback. The new hospital opened it’s doors to patients on January 29th at 6 am.  The new facility will bring greater services to the community including the latest technology for patients in a beautiful new setting. This video highlights the celebration of Anderson County Hospital moving into its new building located in Garnett, Kansas.

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center published in several healthcare magazines

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center continues to draw attention from the healthcare community for its innovative and patient-centered design. The hospital was recently featured in Healthcare Design, MED and Prairie Business Magazine. We are extremely proud to see one of our own projects making such a positive impact on its community.

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center is officially open for business

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 26, 2012. The new 113,256 SF, 48-bed hospital was designed to act as a “hospital without walls” with two connected and sun-filled atria.

For more information about Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, feel free to read the article in Medical Construction & Design about the grand opening or check out the virtual tour video on the Sanford Health website.

Senior Healthcare Architect, Scott Corbin, featured in Nashville Medical News article

Congratulations to Scott Corbin, AIA, NCARB for being featured in the “Updating the Guidelines for Healthcare Design” article in the Nashville Medical News. Corbin sits on the Codes and Standards Committee of the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health and is helping draft revisions to the current guidelines. The “Guidelines for Design and Construction Health” will be released in 2014.

Mitch Hoefer and Shawnee Mission Women’s Center featured in Living Healthy Magazine

Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) just published their 50th Anniversary edition of Living Healthy magazine featuring Mitch Hoefer and the new Women’s Center. The front cover shows side-by-side photos of an original picture taken in 1963 and a recreation in modern form with Mitch and SMMC’s CEO, Ken Bacon, reviewing the plans for the new Women’s Center on an iPad.  The publication also includes an article discussing the current expansion of SMMC, highlighting the Women’s Center.

The Shawnee Mission Birth Center is underway


You may have seen the ceremonial groundbreaking in the news, but Shawnee Mission Medical Center has begun construction of a $42 million birth center, which Hoefer Wysocki designed to help them remain the area’s first choice for maternity programs.

The new center is expected to be three times as large as Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s existing birth unit and is expected to open in early 2013. It’ll have 19 labor and delivery rooms, 36 private postpartum rooms and a 24-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Altogether, the unit will be able to care for as many as 30 babies at once and handle 5,000 births a year.

Even though construction has just started, Shawnee Mission Medical Center can’t wait to show off their new state-of-the-art facility. For a peek inside, visit:

Sanford Regional Hospital Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking for the new Sanford Regional Hospital, located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, took place May 18, 2010. There was an estimated 250 – 300 people present at the groundbreaking. HWA is providing  master plannning, architectural and interior design services for this 3-story, 48-bed, 113,000 SF hospital. Construction will take about 20 months.