Regence Health Network (RHN) saw the need to move out of several aging lease spaces in their Amarillo market and consolidate into a new facility allowing all services to be under one roof. The new clinic’s site was strategically located to be near the largest population of RHN’s patients to afford easy access to the community they serve. The clinic’s final design consists of 45 examination rooms, a procedure room, 14 provider work areas, 10 dental operatories, and administration space.

The patient care area was designed in close collaboration with RHN’s administration and staff, with the primary goal being enhanced patient care. This was defined as designing a facility that aided in decreased wait time, increased staff efficiency, and provided a safe healing environment. The design responded by providing decentralized provider work areas in close proximity to the exam rooms they utilize. This means less walking by providers and more time spent with their patients. Special care was also given to providing a physical environment that promotes a healing atmosphere. Some of the ways this was accomplished was the use of natural light, color selection, and artwork showing photography from the Amarillo area.