- Owner: Mercy Health
- Architect: AECOM
- Engineer of Record: THP Limited Inc.
- General Contractor: Turner Construction
- Project Size: 62,000 ft 2
- 2016 PCI Design Award Best Healthcare/Medical Building
Mercy Health West Hospital
Opened in fall 2013, Mercy Health - West Hospital brings a new level of healthcare to Cincinnati's west side. The 625,000sf project features 250 beds, comprehensive cardiac care, an oncology treatment center, a maternity and birthing center, and Ohio's largest green roof. The medical facility eliminates the need for the local residents to travel outside of the area for full-service medical care.
The medical facility features state-of-the-art care combined with amenities that focus on the patient and their families to create a comfortable and healing atmosphere. This approach to health care architecture, balancing beauty, culture and function set a new standard for hospital design. Connections between architecture, natural light, and landscape promote healing.
Located on a 60-acre wooded site, the hospital's large diagnostic and treatment base is designed to co-locate surgery, imaging, the emergency department, and cardiovascular ICU. Two-bed towers sit on this platform, which features a living roof covered with native plants — providing an ever-changing view from the patient rooms above.
The unique, 107,000sf green roof covers 2.5 acres and has more than 65,000 plants. Patients and visitors can enjoy views of the roof from the patient towers, as well as an observation area. The roof helps maintain cooler building temperatures during summer months, while capturing and holding 75% of rainwater, thus lessening the amount of stormwater run-off.
Key Project Attributes
The medical facility eliminates the need for the local residents to travel outside of the area for full-service medical care.
This approach to health care architecture, balancing beauty, culture and function sets a new standard for hospital design. Connections between architecture, natural light and landscape promote healing.
Inspired by Ohio's tradition of art pottery production, the building features a one-of-a-kind exterior wall system, comprising 11 different colors and 19 shapes of glazed brick tiles.