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Re-Engineering Clinical Processes

Trinity Health Master Plan & Replacement Hospital

Minot, ND

Trinity Hospital, a 208-bed inpatient facility positioned in downtown Minot, is a very active and heavily utilized medical center expecting future growth. In order to explore multiple options for Trinity Health System and the future of the facility, Orcutt | Winslow examined Trinity Hospital’s urban site as well as a suburban site approximately six miles from the current facility. The question to relocate the hospital involved not only examining strategic and clinical decisions by the health system, but also included the many variables associated with the impact of moving away from the existing urban campus and downtown fabric so vital to the community. Ultimately, the 76-acre greenfield site was chosen.

The complexities of an inpatient center, high outpatient utilization, cancer center, medical office building needs and extensive parking facilities combined with a sloping urban site, required clinical and practical facility understanding and problem-solving abilities. The suburban campus solution offers a less expensive option due to avoiding parking structures, but radically changes the accessibility and visibility of the health system due to the remote location.

This site and facility solution provided the opportunity to implement the project in a more expeditious manner as it avoids extensive phasing and the special needs of maintaining operations on the existing campus.

The refined six-floor, 790,000 square foot medical campus, currently under construction, will facilitate recruitment of the best physicians and nursing staff to improve the level of care for Minot and the surrounding 21 counties. By utilizing Orcutt | Winslow’s Efficient Design and Productive Care planning and design strategies, the resulting facility provides flexibility between clinical departments, integration of diagnostic and surgical procedures and demonstrates collaboration to deliver exceptional patient care with optimal outcomes — impacting the lives of thousands of residents.