Project category: New construction & Remodel/Renovation (completed August 2006)

Chief administrator: Thomas R. Lemon, CEO, (989) 731-2215

Firm: GunnLevine Architects, (313) 873-3861

Design team: Thomas Gunn, AIA, Principal-in-Charge (GunnLevine Architects); Construction, Christman Company

Photography: Michael Collyer

Total building area (sq. ft.): 19,546 (new); 15,603 (renovation)

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $308 (new); $204 (renovation)

Total construction cost (excluding land): $6,020,800 (new); $3,189,200 (renovation)

The two-story addition and renovation to Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) offers 35,000 square feet of new and updated space. OMH required expansion and improvements in primary clinical services and expansion of outpatient surgical facilities to meet increased demand.

Administrators wanted new design elements to be added both internally and externally to upgrade the overall image. A sleek Swiss exterior skin was applied to create a unified appearance across several buildings. The existing main entrance and ambulance entrance, as well as a new north entrance canopy, were developed to provide covered public access from all sides.

A new MRI Facility was added during construction to replace the MRI dock. To respond to an immediate need to expand and consolidate clinical services, new spaces were added on the first floor for radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation. This addition was developed with the reconfiguration of cardiopulmonary, a new registration area, and a new main lobby with waiting areas.

The second-floor addition was developed directly above the main floor clinical areas to provide expanded and improved intensive care, responding to the need for critical patient care, staff, and material support. Outpatient surgical services were expanded and improved with the addition of four new procedure rooms for minor surgery. This was done in response to increased demand for outpatient treatment and support.

Additionally, the north parking lot was reconfigured, the heliport was relocated, and the pharmacy was expanded and revamped.