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Methodist Health System constructed their new Women’s Hospital in west Omaha. It is a new icon to the skyline embracing Nebraska’s need for women’s health services. The new facility includes a full service hospital and medical office building on a wonderfully landscaped 33 acre site.

The Main drop off canopy and atrium lobby are equal in aesthetic and experience to a well-designed hotel. This includes a tall water feature, custom reception millwork, and a glass tread lobby stair to second a floor waiting area. Night lit stair towers place a soft, glowing frame to the main entry.

Patient rooms are warm and inviting with walnut and coco maple casework, and all are same- handed for simplification of staff use. Corridors are blanked in natural light from curtain wall that looks out over landscaped views.

Outdoor green spaces complete the patient experience with mature trees, stone plate pathways, and gardens.

Methodist Health System


Omaha, Nebraska

Chris Barnwell
Sheila Elijah-Barnwell

290,000 sf hospital
153,000 sf mob
116 beds
$146 million

Sheila Elijah-Barnwell's role was Design and Planning Lead for Methodist Women's Hospital while with HDR Inc.

Chris Barnwell's role was Exterior Design Lead and a member of the Interior Design Team for Methodist Women's Hospital while with HDR Inc.

Photography by Ari Burling Photography.