Mercy’s expansion of their women’s and pediatric care programs included the creation of a new pediatric emergency department for their Springfield, MO campus.
Designed as an expansion of the existing ED the project combined both new construction and renovations to existing space. Planned for a tight site the new 11 bay pediatric addition leveraged connectivity to the existing ED and was configured to support potential future interior expansion of the existing emergency department.
A new main entry, canopy, reception/registration, and segregated adult and pediatric waiting areas were designed and implemented through a complex phasing sequence to allow uninterrupted service and operation of the existing emergency department. Designed to Mercy brand standards the iconic new entry
creates a more welcoming patient experience with a high degree of transparency in a new glass curtainwall in contrast to the dark glazing of the existing connected facility. The new design creates a signature identity for Mercy’s new pediatric emergency department program.