Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr, Iowa, selected Yanik as the Owner’s Representative for their replacement Critical Access Hospital. A 50-year old facility with several previous additions, Ringgold County Hospital replaced the existing structures with a facility designed for outpatient and inpatient care capable of meeting current and anticipated future needs on a community oriented, acute healthcare campus.
Ringgold broke ground on the replacement Critical Access Hospital facility in September 2008 and opened to the public in December 2009. The facility boasts of a new imaging suite, laboratory, outpatient clinic, physical therapy with therapy pool, and dialysis, all easily accessed via a large circular lobby.
The new hospital is oriented to outpatient services including clinical services, an emergency department, outpatient surgery, lab, diagnostic imaging, and physical therapy, plus other community focused healthcare services. The inpatient section is 16-beds with the capability to be expanded to 25-beds.
The 66,000 square foot replacement facility utilized a pre-cast exterior structure and has full electrical backup via an emergency generator allowing the facility to act as a regional safety center in emergency situations.
As Owner’s Representative, the Yanik team focused on delivering a hospital designed to meet the future operational and financial needs of the community and the facility, while maximizing efficiencies and minimizing initial costs. The Yanik team worked closely with the Ringgold County Hospital team to develop a facility that is easily expandable to accommodate an increase in patient volume and advances in medical technology.
Yanik’s goal was to provide the Ringgold County Hospital team sufficient information, functionally, spatially and financially throughout the development process, permitting the board and administration to retain control and modify the project to meet community financial objectives in real time.
Yanik supported the hospital in achieving appropriate functional and cost effective design, receiving United States Department of Agriculture financing, and working collaboratively with the construction manager to provide a project that was delivered on time and under budget.