Holy Cross Health


Holy Cross Hospital Expansion and Modernization

“I really believe this project has made accomplishing our mission more likely to happen.”

—Kevin Sexton, President


Galvanizing community support for a major hospital expansion that was sorely needed, SmithGroupJJR delivered big, impactful design ideas as well as the sensitive touch needed for community relations.

The hospital was hindered by its compact site, limited parking, and poor signage and wayfinding. Circulation for staff, patients and visitors was intermixed, creating more disorder. In response, SmithGroupJJR reorganized the floor plans with a dramatic new entrance and public concourse, and added a two-story, vertical expansion to increase the number of private beds. Renovations led to state-of-the-art ambulatory care and diagnostic & treatment facilities. Behind the scenes, MEP systems were re-engineered for improved efficiency, comfort and health.

With improved circulation, a transformed image and neighborhood backing, Holy Cross Hospital is more responsive to strategic priorities and more efficiently serves its patients, staff, visitors, and community. The project has been so successful that the hospital is expanding again, building a new patient tower and a new satellite hospital—and has turned again to SmithGroupJJR to plan and design both.

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