Interior finishes complement the new contemporary exterior by using porcelain tile, wood look laminate veneers and solid surface counters.
Southeast Health of Stoddard County is a 40-bed hospital serving the rural Dexter, Missouri region. Originally built in the 1960’s, the single-story facility has been an important anchor to the Dexter area, and under the new management of Southeast Health, is expanding its service lines to better serve the community.
Southeast Health recognized the immediate need to expand and improve its existing Emergency Services. The existing department was grossly undersized, lacked patient confidentiality and entry segregation.
Additionally, there was a demonstrated need to relocate the existing Cape Girardeau Behavioral Health service line to Dexter, making way for a new Inpatient Cardiac Pavilion at the Cape Girardeau campus. Lastly, the existing campus was in desperate need of a new image that would reestablish the hospital as a destination of healing and modern medicine.
The solution was to create a new two-story addition housing a new ED on the first level and a new 15-bed behavioral health unit on the second level. The ED will have a three-bay sally port allowing segregated and secured patient arrival via emergency vehicles. Six private treatment rooms and four vertical treatment bays will be provided for the ED proper, along with three behavioral health evaluation/treatment rooms. A new hospital front door, lobby and arrival canopy is provided.
Exterior materials include brick masonry matching the existing Medical Office Building on the lower level, along with metal rain screen panels, offering a contrasting polished image on the second level. Interior finishes complement the new contemporary exterior by using porcelain tile, wood look laminate veneers and solid surface counters. Colors are coordinated to create a nature based, therapeutic interior environment.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio