Client CHI Health

Consolidating A Top Healthcare Provider and Medical School

Omaha, Nebraska

The comprehensive planning and development process of integrating the specialties of Creighton University Medical Center into the CHI Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center campus involved bringing together multiple user groups to design spaces that satisfied both academic and private healthcare interests. The design strikes an ideal balance between the operational efficiency concerns of Bergan Mercy Medical Center, and the education and collaboration needs of the University. It involved the design of a new 138,500-SF ambulatory clinic, as well as 263,200 SF of complex renovation.

The new ambulatory clinic features 136 exam and procedure rooms, two general x-ray rooms, 10 specialty procedure rooms, and seven ultrasound rooms.

Renovations include updated spaces for surgery, PACU, and cardiovascular services, as well as a new 52-bed ICU, and hospital laboratory. A new sterile processing department and renovations to the med-surg floors accommodate new spaces for academic collaboration that help support the increased patient volumes and the new educational focus of the campus.  

The fully-renovated emergency and trauma departments include 21 exam rooms, six vertical patient beds, safe hold rooms, SANE rooms, isolation rooms, trauma bays, and a 10-room clinical decision unit, which makes Creighton University Medical Center at Bergan Mercy Campus one of only two Level-I trauma centers in the city of Omaha.

Flythrough of clinic and school of medicine

Flythrough of emergency department, trauma and ICU

At a glance

138,500-SF new construction ambulatory clinic

263,200-SF complex renovation


136 exam and procedure rooms

seven ultrasound rooms

52-bed ICU

21 exam room ED

10-room clinical decision unit

Level-I trauma center


Medical Planning

Architectural Design

Structural Design

Civil Engineering