Riverview Health Announces New Hospital

Riverview Health Announces New Hospital

Riverview Health announced that its Board of Trustees approved plans to expand the scope of services at its new facility at the northeast corner of state Route 32 and U.S. Route 31 in Westfield, which is set to open in late 2017.

The 108,000-square-foot hospital will include inpatient beds, three surgery suites and an emergency room. Previous plans for the building included only outpatient services.

“Meeting the needs of the community and providing access to high-quality, reliable healthcare without sacrificing convenience has always been a top priority throughout our decision-making process,” said Seth Warren, Riverview Health president and CEO. “Inpatient beds, a full range of imaging services and expanded emergency services will allow us to treat a broader range of medical cases and provide services for those who require additional care beyond an outpatient setting.”

In addition to expanded emergency care, the new facility will also include the following services:

  • Imaging—CT, MRI, 3-D mammography, ultrasound and X-ray
  • Laboratory
  • Outpatient pharmacy
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Employer wellness clinic
  • Physician offices
  • Endocrinology
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Pediatrics

“We’re truly excited to open our doors to the community and become the reliable healthcare destination where families can receive personalized, expert medical care close to home,” Warren said.

To improve energy efficiency, the building has a high-performance envelope and a geothermal mechanical system with 130 wells. LED lights will be used throughout, and large amounts of glass provide natural daylight. In an effort to consider the entire patient experience, the interior design will focus on the well-being of patients and their loved ones while integrating key features for staff. Many of the spaces are designed to invoke a relaxing hospitality ambiance to create a calming environment. In addition, the site promotes walking and bicycling to connect with the broader community, while also providing ample green space with native vegetation.