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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Grand Island Regional Hospital - The Birth of a Community Wellness Campus

Ryan Crouch, D.O.
Internal Medicine, Wagoner Medical Group
Cyndi McCullough
Senior Healthcare Consultant, Vice President, HDR Architecture
Brian Zabloudil AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Associate | Healthcare Planner | Children's Services Leader, HDR

Bluestem Community Health in Grand Island, Nebraska was born out of a group of physicians who wanted to forge a new path and find a new way to give back to their community. In 2014 a group of Physicians decided that they were ready to build a new legacy for their community and create a hospital with a focus on personal care. With the help of HDR they were able to design not only a new 67 bed full service hospital but also a greater wellness campus that will create opportunities that promote health and wellness. The team also worked together to build a new brand for the hospital from the ground up; Bluestem Community Health. Bluestem is a prairie grass of Nebraska and was chosen as the symbol and identity of the brand because of its defining characteristics. Like the bluestem grass for which it is named, the hospital is a symbol of the deep roots of their Nebraska heritage and the values they share with the community: hard work, honesty, respect and compassion.

1.  Learn how physician led micro hospitals are changing the landscape of Midwestern cities
2.  Hear about how a greater wellness campus was designed around Bluestem Community Health
3.  Explore how the creation of a brand is woven into the identity of new community hospital
4.  Learn about how numerous Evidence Based Design strategies were able to be implemented into this green-field design