Saint Alphonsus Lake Hazel Clinic
LCA Architects was charged with the design and implementation of a new generation of medical clinics for Saint Alphonsus Health System and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.
The new facilities were tasked with four specific goals:
- Provide convenient and readily available access to healthcare in within the community.
- Improve the patient experience from entrance to exit.
- Improve staff communications and efficiency through flow modeling (LEAN approach).
- Create an iconic facility which reinforces the brand identity of Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. The new facilities were to create an identifiable brand which blended into the fabric of the community but stood apart as a recognizably distinct.
The third medical facility in this new generation of clinics is located at the intersection of Lake Hazel and S. Five Mile. The new family medicine and urgent care clinic is intended to meet the needs of Boise’s expanding southwest communities. At 7,800 square feet, the clinic is a model for compact efficient design with its 16 exam rooms to serve the needs of the neighborhood. The efficient layout of the clinic was driven by the .8 acre parcel size and site constraints.
The building is situated between Paul’s grocery store to the south and Paul’s gas station to the east. With the compact site, LCA was able to provide the needed parking for patients and staff as well as provide plaza area for patients, family members, and staff.