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Mary Free Bed Inpatient Rehab, Covenant Healthcare
Saginaw, MI
An environment of care.
Creating a destination.
Supporting rehabilitation, restoration and rejuvenation
In a joint venture with Covenant HealthCare, Mary Free Bed is creating a destination rehabilitation facility for inpatients and outpatients for the greater Saginaw region. This new facility will attract patients and visitors, increases the efficiency of the staff by improving flow, and increases care team integration and engagement from staff and the community.

HED’s design team embraced the challenge of creating an “environment of care” – where every aspect of the physical space supports the concepts of rehabilitation, restoration and rejuvenation. Working with the program manager in a mutually supportive LEAN/evidence-based design process, HED developed spacial experiences for the patients, family and staff that support these goals.

One of the first experiences that this facility will offer as you enter the site from Cooper Street is the therapeutic North Garden, which includes activities for children and adults. Entering the building you are greeted by bold and inspiring colors that accent the natural tones at the foundation of the building’s interior. Patients are greeted and assisted as needed through check-in and accommodated in an open, welcoming patient and family support area bathed in natural light, featuring a ceiling hung glass sculpture, with views of the North Garden. The corridors leading to the outpatient functions are incorporated and utilized as therapy spaces including a Zero-G ceiling track anti-gravity mobility system. Natural light and visual access to nature is also featured in most of the outpatient areas that provide supportive experiences for the functions being performed. Artwork is utilized as a therapeutic feature incorporated throughout the facility to support the rehabilitative process, installations include: inspirational messages in the functional areas, super-graphics of local nature scenes at the headwall of all the inpatient bedrooms, and photographs of patients and staff working together to reach their mutually developed goals located strategically throughout the facility to reinforce the commitment of the organization to provide the ultimate patient experience.
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The second floor has a direct connection to the existing skywalk attached to the hospital where 80% of the inpatients will be accessing the new facility.
The building is clearly zoned to accommodate all of the outpatient functions on the first floor and all of the inpatient functions on the two upper floors where similar design features are included, incorporating therapy functions in the corridors and well as dedicated inpatient gyms and related support spaces for each of the Nursing Units.
Project Data
Mary Free Bed Inpatient Rehab 2019-05292-000
Covenant Healthcare
Saginaw, MI
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture
RSF/GSF
90,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • David Jaeger
    AIA, LEED AP, EDAC
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Bradley Pepperell
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture
  • Matthew Bednarczyk
    RA
    Architecture
  • Alberto Salvatore
    AIA, EDAC
    Associate Principal
    National Healthcare Design Leader
  • Lauren Roller
    PE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering
  • Jonathan Tull
    Design
Creating a destination.
Mary Free Bed Inpatient Rehab, Covenant Healthcare
Saginaw, MI
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
An environment of care.