Grace HealthWomen's Health Center
Client Grace Health (formerly Family Health Center of Battle Creek)
Location Battle Creek, MI
Size (sq. ft) 45,500
Completion Date July 2014
The facility provides expanded obstetrics (OB) services to the underserved women of Calhoun County and is home to 18 exam rooms, nurse stations, a medical procedure room, an ultrasound room, counseling offices, and necessary space for office support staff. Services include certified nurse midwives, group OB visits, nurse care coordinators, and behavioral health counselors.
The design and construction of this project was taken into careful consideration in order to maintain sustainable practices. The site development was balanced to minimize removal of soils, and construction waste will be closely managed, allowing for 95% being recycled. Striving to meet LEED requirements, all of the interior finishes were specified to meet the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) requirements for recycled content and low VOCs. To reduce and minimize energy use, a high-efficiency mechanical system was installed, as well as an automatic lighting control system.
Other Projects Completed for Grace Health
Grace Health Facility Expansion
Serving nearly 30,000 patients in Calhoun County, the organization faced a situation requiring expansion and renovation of their existing facilities to better serve their rapidly growing number of patients.
Utilizing a phased construction approach, CSM Group was able to renovate 26,000 square feet of existing space and build a 28,500-square-foot addition. The facility now includes a new dental clinic, approximately 30 clinical exam rooms, community room, and expanded administrative areas.
The building was designed with sustainability in mind; clerestory windows lend to the buildings sustainability, allowing natural light to pour into the clinic’s main areas.