Sustainable Features Highlight South Providence Medical Park Building
Building offers cost-saving and energy-efficient features
MU Health Care’s new 85,000-square-foot building opened at South Providence Medical Park on Jan. 20, 2015. Located at 551 E. Southampton Drive in Columbia, the building offers convenient services for patients along with cost-saving and energy-efficient features.
Home to three outpatient clinics — including family medicine, general pediatrics and psychiatry — the building also houses drive-through pharmacy services, a laboratory, urgent care services, and radiology and imaging services under one roof.
In addition to the convenience of one-stop health care for the entire family, the building advances another mission at the University of Missouri – building structures that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient.
“We believe excellence in health care happens when medical teams partner with patients and their families,” said Hal Williamson Jr., MD, executive vice chancellor of health affairs for the University of Missouri. “From the start of this project, we sought input from patients and families on the design of this building. The features of sustainability for the building reflect that input.”
The building’s sustainable features include:
- outside fountains at the front of the building that are not only decorative but also exterior storm water basins that provide a natural landscape;
- exam rooms with lights that automatically turn off when a room is unoccupied for a period of time;
- skylights on the second floor to provide more natural light;
- showers for staff to use after walking or biking to work;
- inside water fountains with a water bottle filling station and a tracker to show how many bottles have been filled at each station;
- and a location conveniently located on a public bus route.
To learn more about the facility, including clinic hours, phone numbers, and building and road maps, visit www.muhealth.org/southprovidence.