MUSKOGEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT | LEED GOLD
SERVICES: ARCHITECTURE | DEVELOPMENT | CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT | PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
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Muskogee Community Hospital (MCH) is the nation’s first ground-source geothermal hospital. The LEED Gold project is located on a 22-acre parcel on North Main and Harris Streets in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The development and design of the acute care facility focused on bringing a higher standard of care to the community. The 95,056 square foot facility includes 45 licensed patient rooms, 3 procedure rooms, a Level IV Emergency room and supports 34 physicians.
MCH is the first hospital in Oklahoma to be designed and built using the Green Guide for Healthcare, a science-based approach to design and construction, as well as the principles of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
User-Effective® features incorporate details that provide functional space to maximize employee efficiency and energy savings. All work spaces are located adjacent to an exterior window bay to maximize daylight and views. The interior is equipped with a sound-masking system to be used at users’ discretion, further enhancing employee comfort.
Certified LEED Gold NC, MCH is the only hospital in the United States with 100% heating and cooling from a ground-source heat pump. This unique system consists of 280 wells – 70 per field. Each of the wells has been bored 300 feet into the earth to better utilize the thermal energy radiating from the earth’s core. Water is pumped into these wells, then circulated through the complex via the HVAC system. Geothermal energy keeps MCH’s residents cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
MCH incorporates full-height glass in the tower’s main entrance storefront as well as high-performance glass and glazing throughout, to take advantage of reflective and low-e properties. The windows are high on the exterior walls, and clerestory windows and light shelves are incorporated with the intent of bathing the majority of the interior space in natural light.
A portion of the façade is covered with no-maintenance stucco. A secondary weather wrap sheathes the entire building, to prevent moisture intrusion and eliminate any possibility of mold growth.