Mercy Medical Center Merced Replacement Hospital that located in Merced, United States, was designed by RBB Architects Inc. The overall hospital floor plan is 20% more efficient than comparable facilities, as a result of the Lean approach to circulation and support areas. Planning efficiency did not impact the size of patient and procedure rooms. The optimised space planning also contributes to staffing efficiencies. Operating costs over time are significantly reduced. The result of the Lean, Evidence Based design approach is the most cost-efficient hospital in Catholic Healthcare West’s history, accomplished in one of the most difficult economic periods for construction in California.
The new hospital also supports Catholic Healthcare West’s ‘Responsible Design’ initiative emphasising a holistic healing approach for the mind, body and spirit. Toward this goal, the hospital features private beds with natural lighting and ample room for family, four meditative gardens on the campus, generous views of nature, and sound control achieved through carefully planned room adjacencies and material selection.