Mountain View Regional Medical Center
Mountain View Regional Medical Center2
Mountain View Regional Medical Center1

Mountain View Regional Medical Center Freestanding Emergency Department

Mountain View Regional Medical Center initially began work on the idea of an emergency department separate from its main facility as far back as 2012, but was put on hold due to a lack of understanding at the state level in regards to regulations and licensure. Eventually, this was all understood enough to confidently partner with Wold | HFR in 2014 to design one of the first stand-alone emergency departments in the state, located in the northeast portion of Las Cruces, NM, not far from the main hospital campus. After completing preliminary design, the project stalled again due to changing regulations with both the facility and design team, who were working tirelessly to develop a building that met the needs of the hospital leadership while embodying the policies and procedures the state sought for licensure. Ultimately, the policies were worked out, the project started back up, the design was completed, and construction finished in early 2018.

The building itself is approximately 11,400 SF and provides an additional access point of care for this area of Las Cruces, offering ten (10) exam rooms, on-site radiology, and lab services for emergent patient care. Improved visibility and operational efficiency were important factors in designing this new space, serving as a supplementary location for patients to receive emergent care within the city. Wold | HFR provided architectural, structural, interior design, and civil design services for the building that sits along a main artery in Las Cruces on a tight, wedge-like 3.29 acre site while still managing to allow for future expansion to accommodate a full-scale outpatient imaging center should future market volume dictate a need.

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