Baptist Medial Center
Solving the Parking Problems
The campus master planning effort was sparked by the challenge of an aging parking deck. The existing campus was already short 750-950 spaces, so new decks had to be constructed before the old deck could be demolished. To locate future parking zones we needed to understand the most pressing campus priorities. Because the future growth of facilities is driven by service line growth, we calculated future patient volumes to identify how much more the campus needed to grow in the next ten years.
The demolition of the parking deck created an open chair on the landlocked campus that we could use to tackle circulation issues. In the newly opened space, we suggested a new 2200 space parking structure, new campus entry pavilion and entrance court, and the establishment of a simplified, pedestrian/public circulation way that connects numerous campus buildings and services. Additionally, renovations of key hospital service lines are included.
We also recommended demolishing an aging tower to build a new women’s and children’s pavilion with a NICU, LDR, Post Partum, pediatric ED, and Women’s and pediatric medical surgery beds. The pavilion will house 212 beds in total, allowing for patient room right sizing across the rest of the campus.