Physicians Regional Medical Center, Collier Boulevard, located in Naples, Florida, is an acute care facility offering advanced healthcare services and technologies to a growing community. Completed in just 12 months, this three-story, 226,618-sq.-ft. hospital features 86 patient rooms designed specifically around patient-centered care.

The entrance canopy’s multiple, identifiable entries provide immediate access and simple wayfinding to key services, including patient registration, information, and primary outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services. Collocation of clinical diagnostic and treatment services improves patient flow and turnaround time for emergency care and ambulatory patients. Welcoming interiors blend natural lighting with light wood, warm ceramic tile, comfortable furnishings, and original artwork featuring local artisans. The contemporary exterior is faced with beige stucco and green glass that reflects the surrounding tropical Florida landscape.

In addition to its other diverse services, the facility includes a connected single-story Women’s Center, offering comprehensive healthcare. This 18,876-sq.-ft. center consists of six private LDRP rooms, 12 recovery/postpartum/observation rooms, a C-section OR, a holding nursery, and support spaces. A dedicated drop-off canopy entrance to the center provides convenient access for patients and visitors. The center also includes the latest infant security measures, communications technology, a large meeting room, and extended family spaces.

Project category: New construction (completed January 2007)

Chief administrator: Mike Mastej, CEO, (239) 354-6000

Firm: HHCP Architects, (407) 875-2722

Design team: Bruce Hartwigsen, AIA, Facility Planner; Bill Jordan, AIA, Project Designer; Greg Pace, Project Manager; Joe Fidalgo, Project Coordinator; Mike Gibson, AIA, Construction Contract Administrator; David Schell, RA, Construction Coordinator

Photography: © Raymond Martinot

Total building area (sq. ft.): 226,618

Construction cost/sq. ft.: Not released

Total construction cost (excluding land): Not released

Designed to vertically expand an additional three floors for a total build-out of six floors, Physicians Regional Medical Center, Collier Boulevard provides an elevated level of healthcare services in a compassionate environment.