MC Hilliard Ambulatory Care

Hilliard, Ohio

To meet the healthcare needs of one of Central Ohio’s fast growing communities, Mount Carmel Health System is creating an Integrated Hospital/Ambulatory Campus in this central Ohio suburban community. The goal from the onset was to provide a comprehensive range of health services from emergent care to health maintenance in a setting to support the physical, dietary, education and mental needs of patients, with the patient experience and better outcomes as a primary focus.The Integrated Facilities approach drives changes in both the physical layout of the building as well as the business model under which physicians practice. The campus and facility are part of the Health Systems’ Population Health Strategy.

The design solution incorporates the integrated care approach directly into the functional flow of the facility. Diverse diagnostic and treatment areas of care share support and are physically linked as one. The care also flows into dedicated areas for rehabilitation and maintenance completing the full continuum for holistic integrated care.The difference in an integrated care center and a traditional clinic is the dismantling of departments or silos, removing barriers to the team delivered continuum of care and building excitement for wellness with the patient. We combine and share elements within the facilities, eliminating duplicity at every opportunity in an effort to support an interdisciplinary team care model.The design solution is engaging, efficient, and the design facilitates team-based care. The mixed occupancy of the facility allows for easy accommodation of additional medical needs under one roof.