ASHE’s 2009 Vista Award Recipients

March 11, 2009

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) announced the 2009 Vista Award recipients during the 2009 Intl. Conference and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction™ in Phoenix.

Recognizing teamwork in the healthcare design and building environment in three categories (new construction, renovation, and infrastructure), these three building projects received a Vista Award this year …

New Construction
The 2009 award was given to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, PeaceHealth, in Springfield, OR. One of the Northwest’s largest hospitals, with 386 patient beds (and the only Level II trauma center in Lane County, OR), the facility opened in August 2008. The hospital draws on Sacred Heart’s seven-decade heritage of care while utilizing the latest in medical technology and evidence-based design to create a truly patient-centered environment that’s dedicated to healing. Five principles guided the planning process for the Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend: 1) The healing power of nature, 2) patient-centered design, 3) evidence-based design, 4) hospitality design, and 5) a lean approach to management and construction.

The New Construction Award is presented to an organization that constructed a new facility from the ground up. The new facility may be connected to an existing facility, but the building must have its own identity and be a new space.

The 2009 award was given to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s NICU & Surgery Addition, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, in St. Louis. This $42 million, 138,000-square-foot project involved 60 beds and 10 operating rooms, and was completed in August 2007.

The Renovation Award is presented to an organization that altered the existing conditions of – or added new space to – an existing structure (the original building envelope remains essentially intact).

The 2009 award was given to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Boiler, Laundry Waste Management, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Denali Center, in Fairbanks, AK. This $48.3 million project was completed in November 2007.

The Infrastructure Award is presented to an organization that modified or replaced major portions of the utility generation, distribution, or control systems involving significant project planning.

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