PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Springfield, Oregon
In applying a vision for a new medical center that reflects their mission, PeaceHealth aimed to incorporate an environmentally friendly design across a 160-acre site. The resulting 1.8 million-square-foot facility would make the Sacred Heart facility 2006’s largest construction project in the state of Oregon.
A Sustainable Medical Center Design that Reflects a Mission in Healthcare
The complete medical center houses the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute including a 432-bed hospital complex that features a 1.2-million-square-foot acute care tower, and two parking structures with more than 1,000 spaces. Two 120,000-square-foot medical office buildings, connected to the main building via skybridges, contain the Northwest Specialty Clinic and the RiverBend Pavillion. With sustainability and environmentally friendly design a large focus, the facility features seven rooftop gardens to provide greenscapes and reduce the amount of runoff entering the city stormwater system. The project also included an innovative, chemical-free cooling water treatment system; natural daylight throughout the facility; and eco-friendly materials. As owner’s representative, Otak worked across the project disciplines to implement sustainability measures like protecting salmon-safe streams throughout construction, preserving 86% of the Douglas Fir groves, and creating a sustainable stormwater facility to protect the groundwater supply.