Health & Wellness

Regional Medical Center

Manchester, IA

When Regional Medical Center was looking for a long-term master plan to improve and expand their facilities and enhance the patient experience, they worked with INVISION to develop it, along with a comprehensive facility assessment. 

To engage the community, evolve hospital culture, and personalize healthcare delivery, the plan’s first two phases were an addition and renovation to the existing campus.

Phase One was a major two-story addition that included relocating the outdated inpatient units, while Phase Two involved the renovation and updating of existing spaces and departments. Careful planning ensured that all construction work was able to be completed while RMC continued to provide full hospital services. 

Overall, the project encompassed approximately 60,000sf of new construction along with numerous back-fill renovation projects. The new inpatient areas were oriented to maximize the views of the Maquoketa River, with the natural, warm colors and materials utilized in the design also serving to bring the outdoors into the space. The design team took an integrated approach to addressing the existing hospital and made clear and intuitive wayfinding a key element for the campus. These master plan efforts allowed RMC to more appropriately serve the close-knit community it supports.

Tim Turnis
Project Coordinator

Growing up in Manchester, the community impact of this project has personal significance. I was able to bring a unique perspective to this project with my connection and relationship with the community and the possibilities. I share in the feeling of ownership with the staff and community of this project and this hospital as it is where my family continues to receive care. I couldn’t be happier with the project and the positive impact it has on the future of quality healthcare in Manchester.