Building a Beacon for Health

TriHealth, Good Samaritan Western Ridge

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Cincinnati, OH | 92,000 SF

High on a hill, this ambulatory expansion becomes an elegant, highly visible destination for health and healing.
Healthcare corridor Diverse seating options, over-sized artwork, and natural light bring life to the long corridors that run along the edge of the building.

Demonstrating TriHealth’s commitment to community care, the uplifting environment of this ambulatory expansion bathes patients, families, visitors, and staff in ample daylight. Strategic views of the surrounding landscape enliven the experience of moving through the building.

Precast concrete panels, plenty of windows, and a cantilevered entry work together to form a simple, but striking exterior.
The exterior facade was designed to allow ample daylight into the building and provide views out for people inside the central corridors and waiting areas.
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“The flexibility of the design has already shown value as we integrated unplanned operations such as respiratory clinics and vaccine clinics, which were not considered or known at the time of design."

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- Randy Hammann, Senior Director, TriHealth Physician Partners Strategic Development and Clinical Integration at TriHealth

This expansion adds 92,000 sf of additional space to an existing medical office building, enabling TriHealth to bring primary, cancer, and cardiac care—as well as specialties including surgery, OB/GYN, ENT, gastroenterology, and pediatrics—under one roof.

Oncology suite Spacious private oncology bays are designed to allow for maximum views and ample daylight.

The façade’s precast concrete panels form a simple, elevated plane and accommodate a large expanse of windows, making the project visible to commuters on local highways day and night. The entry canopy appears as a floating bar thanks to a significant cantilever. The interior’s neutral palette features pops of color to help people navigate their way to appointments. Locating a central stair near a green wall of living plants is an invitation to walk instead of riding the elevator.

Custom designed, prefabricated, acoustic ceiling fins, combined with carpet, and soundproof booths, help keep noise levels comfortable in the open, collaborative staff work area.
Fabricated out of a readily available material (melamine foam) we designed the acoustic ceiling fins to nest efficiently on each slab of material to eliminate waste.

In the open staff area, soundproof booths are transparent, quiet, and convenient spots for charting or phone calls as physicians travel between patient exams; locating private offices outside of the clinical hub increased the amount of space available for patient care. Because acoustics impact staff stress levels, GBBN designed and fabricated visually dynamic ceiling fins for the staff work area. They help mute extraneous sound and bring a sense of calm that enhances productivity and collaboration.

Clinicians are in and out of exam rooms all day. Centrally located work zones support collaboration and provide private, soundproof spaces for dictation and phone calls.