Shodair Children's Hospital
SMA has for years been working with Shodair’s Administration and Staff to study their potential and future growth of their campus. The resulting Master Plan document identifies areas of the site for development. A major phase of the plan is the design and construction of a new replacement Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. With the upcoming new hospital, the owner has the opportunity to re-invent and extend their presence of behavioral health treatment in Montana and the Mountain West.
The New Hospital will embody hope for patients and family through-in and throughout its design with a focus on natural daylight, views, and comfortable healing spaces. Milieu-based Treatment informed the design, while single-occupancy patient bedrooms/bathrooms reflect current modern trends in psychiatric care. The hospital dramatically increases Shodair’s patient-count and includes a number of “flex” beds to be able to adapt to changing census numbers and needs of individual patients, providing different levels of care as required and desired. The design of the hospital will de-stigmatize mental health issues by providing openness, transparency, and dignity.