Brand Experience

Kolar Design


Architecture/Interior Design

AECOM with Mic Johnson, FAIA, lead designer


Champlin Architecture




Lerch Bates

Mortland Planning and Design, Inc.

Turner Construction Company



Dynamix Engineers

Heapy Engineering

Thomas Graham Associates



Landscape Architecture

Close Landscape Architecture

Meisner + Associates/Land Vision



Hedrich Blessing

Dave Burk

JH Photo

Pease Photography

Mercy Health Network

Mercy Health Network West Hospital

Cincinnati, OH


Mercy Health-West Hospital is a 250-bed, 645,000-square-foot facility. The West Hospital takes a new approach to healthcare architecture, balancing beauty, brand, and function to set a new standard for hospital design. The facility's amenities include private patient rooms with unobstructed views to the outdoors, family-centered care rooms, an environmentally friendly design, community center, education center, and a green space with a walking trail. The objective was to create an environment that fosters healing.


Transparency between interior and exterior provides continuity to support the patient and family healing experience. Ease of wayfinding leads patients and families from the front door to reception and waiting areas, and along to public amenity spaces. Clear wayfinding reduces stress and creates a calming, welcoming experience. The presence of natural light and an inviting landscape also reinforce the healing process.