Creighton University Medical Center developed a building for medical clinics in a near north downtown Omaha location as part of a comprehensive plan which included the CHI Health New Academic Medical Center at Bergan Mercy Medical Center. The project sits on approximately 12 acres of land between 25th Avenue and 24th Street, Cuming Street and Indiana Avenue.
The project entailed a two-story building that includes space for primary care physicians, specialists, imaging, laboratory, physical therapy, and 24-hour pharmacy and emergency departments. The building has 64 outpatient exam rooms for use by 30 physicians working in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, cardiology, orthopedics, and other areas. Space for clinical research is included within each clinic module. Along with physical therapy and occupational therapy, there is also meeting space for community members and Creighton University’s medical students. Creighton’s family medicine residency program is also based here.
Due to the sloping nature of the site, the design for the building places functional areas and entries on two floors. Emergency and academic space are on the first floor along with an 18-room clinic module and space for physical and occupational therapy. Patient parking is readily available via a lower level entry. The emergency department has immediate access for both ambulance traffic as well as walk-in patients requiring treatment. The upper level includes space for three additional 18-room clinic modules, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, specialists and outpatient pharmacy. An upper level entry is easily accessible from patient parking and drop-off. A central atrium space connects the lobbies from the lower and upper levels visually and provides scenic views of downtown Omaha.