HHL Architects was selected to design renovations to the Mitchell Campus buildings to improve the patient experience. The Hospice House, which is part of the campus, includes private rooms with cathedral ceilings, a large kitchen and dining area, two family lounges with a library and children’s activities, a large living room, and a beautiful walkway surrounding wooded grounds. In addition, the Hospice House has a visitor room for overnight stays, a laundry area and an adjacent chapel.
The goals for this project included making each room more unique and comfortable for the patient and family, improving the environmental controls, making each room more efficient for Hospice caregivers and volunteers, increasing natural light, improving artificial light, and incorporating built-in cabinets and better furnishings, all to help make the setting more respectful and home-like. To meet the above goals, HHL Architects collaborated on the conversion of ten house beds to inpatient level of care, redesigning sixteen patient rooms in the inpatient unit, expanding the nurse’s stations and clinical offices, in addition to redesigning the patient entrance, exits, main lobby and common areas.