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Palos Health, Loyola University Medical Center
Orland Park, IL
Palos Health
Making the unknown a
little more welcoming.
Patient-centered care that supports mind and body.
Comfort. Connection. Clarity.
The patient journey can feel isolating and uncertain. For both patients and their families, creating a warm, welcoming treatment environment—one that connects, comforts and clarifies—is paramount.

In our recent work with Palos Health, we used this belief as the starting place for design. In the process, we helped to reimagine what healthcare should be: patient-centered, thoughtful and empathetic.

The new outpatient campus prioritizes a holistic approach to patient care, creating a better treatment experience and subverting outdated hospital stereotypes. The calming, carefully-crafted environment welcomes. Reassures. And reflects the natural beauty of its prairie wetlands environment.

We know the patient journey can be filled with unknowns. By crafting healing environments that support all aspects of patient wellness, we're working to advance comprehensive patient care—and helping to make the unknown a little more welcoming.
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Results
The new outpatient facility celebrates—and incorporates—its peaceful wetland setting with a clean, timeless design that communicates life, health and positivity.
The exterior stone, glass and wood materials evoke the surrounding prairie. Inside, glass walls and large, thoughtfully-positioned windows invite the outdoors.
Adaptable furniture systems in patient rooms, treatment rooms and work spaces adapt to changing needs.
Flexible, open work spaces accommodate physicians, nurses and staff across roles and specialties, supporting a culture of collaboration, equality and cross-pollination.
Intuitive wayfinding design components simplify navigation, while prairie grass-lined sidewalks and glass corridors unify the campus.
Palos is responding to the needs of the community through strategic partnerships that will grow and expand services to build a community of health.”
Aaron Shepard
Principal and Project Manager
HED
Project Data
Outpatient Campus Development 2015-00575-000
Palos Health
Orland Park, IL
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Full Service A/E
RSF/GSF
124,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$80.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
YEAR COMPLETED
2018
Project Team
  • Aaron Shepard
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, ACHA
    Principal
    Project Management
    PRINCIPAL
  • Patrick Bryck
    AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Ditarijus Adomenas
    PE, LEED AP
    Associate
    Structural Engineering

  • Kevin Doyle
    RA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design

  • Oswald Pasquesi
    AIA, PE, SE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering

  • Gene McDonald
    AIA, LEED Green Associate
    Principal
    Sector Leader

  • Barrington (Bear) Pope
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Jim Corsiglia
    PE, SE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Structural Engineering Leader

Patient-centered care that supports mind and body.
Palos Health, Loyola University Medical Center
Orland Park, IL
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Making the unknown a
little more welcoming.
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