Press Release

October 1, 2019

Renovation to the Emergency Department Expands Care for Mental Health Patients at Holland Hospital.


HOLLAND, MI – The 2,900 SF renovation of the existing Emergency Department for care and observation of Mental Health patients will result in a secure environment for patients and staff. With the completion of the Project, 6 Holding/Exam Rooms, a Search and Gown Room and a central Nurse Station were created to support the unit, provide transitional care and promote the well-being of patients. All spaces are designed to meet current Behavioral Heath Guidelines and spaces will combine to deliver exceptional care and create safer, less stressful surroundings. M&CA provided all planning, architecture and interior design services for the project.

Holland Hospital is the leading hospital in the West Michigan lakeshore area, serving the health care needs of the greater Holland area and surrounding communities throughout Ottawa and Allegan counties. The nonprofit hospital was founded over 90 years ago and has expanded as the needs have grown. Their commitment to top-quality care is backed by an investment in the most advanced technology and treatment for patients. Healthgrades has designated Holland Hospital one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America for four years in a row and consistently performs among the top 1% when compared to nearly 4,500 hospitals across the nation.

Since 1974, Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC (M&CA) has specialized in the planning and design of health care environments. Through the passion of our creative effort, we have emerged today as one of the nation’s few firms exclusively dedicated to health care architecture. We are committed to collaborating with our clients by understanding the challenges and recognizing the opportunities.  Our singular focus on designing and creating health care environments and our productive client partnerships result in highly individualized planning recommendations to address the unique requirements of each project. Though a proven process of listening, asking, and creating, we translate dialogue into design.

For more information contact:
Randall R. Bacidore, AIA
Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC

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