Winona Health, a rural hospital system on the cutting edge of medicine and technology, faced the difficult challenge of expanding and updating their ageing campus. They placed high importance on meeting their strategic objectives as well as following phasing plans and recommendations from their master facility plan.
The project was too complex for Winona Health to handle in-house so they brought on Boldt to help with the development of the campus. Boldt was also responsible for creating their master facility plan, which not only identified strategic clinical need, it also identified creative financing and ownership options.
The master facility plan called for the relocation of the Winona Clinic to the hospital campus. In response to this, the team created a “medical mall” which consists of the on-campus clinic, medical office building, outpatient diagnostic center and surgical suites.
Winona Health was committed that a large portion of the dollars spent were going to local sub-contractors and vendors. The team not only hired Kraus Anderson, a large regional contractor, they also hired a smaller local contractor to partner with Kraus Anderson.
The project included 35 Winona Clinic physicians and attracted 12 additional independent physicians. It also incorporated the relocation of the helipad from the ground to the roof of the hospital and a new parking ramp to accommodate all the new facilities. Under Boldt’s direction, the parking ramp was the first ramp to be built in Winona.
Boldt led the project team through a continuous value engineering process which in turn kept the project on schedule and budget. This process allowed for Winona Health to build and expand the hospital’s facility without compromising their strategic objectives.