Medical West Clinic – UAB

The first of its kind in Alabama, Medical West's freestanding emergency department was built to bring a new standard of healthcare to Hoover and the surrounding communities. The owner’s vision is an upscale treatment facility that is different from the traditional healthcare environment. The challenge for the design team was to balance this upscale image with concerns such as performance, long-term maintenance and, more importantly, patient well-being and comfort. To recognize this vision, the designers opted to bring in materials inspired by nature to create a connection with the outside environment. As patients enter the lobby, they are welcomed with floor-to-ceiling sunlight and reflective materials. The flooring design throughout the freestanding ED contributed greatly to the owner's vision, incorporating low-maintenance sheet vinyl, a timeless color scheme, and organic patterns. Earth-tone patterns curve through treatment areas like a pathway for patients and their guests.

Bonitz provided subfloor preparation and installation of the flooring for this project.