MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center- Behavioral Health Addition

Mason City, IA

Services provided on this project:

  • Architecture,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Interior Design,
  • Landscape Architecture,

Architecture Overview:

This full-service north Iowa hospital asked RDG, together with our partner BWBR Architects, to design a major addition for comprehensive behavioral health services. The facility provides greatly expanded services for people dealing with behavioral health issues. The design features bright, open group therapy spaces and a focus throughout on safety and security for patients as well as staff. Every aspect of every patient space is anti-ligature, and acute patient rooms allow 24-hour surveillance if needed. The addition houses both inpatient and outpatient services, units specific to general, adolescent and geriatric behavioral health services, transition-training space, offices and education spaces.

Civil Engineering Overview:

Interior Design Overview:

Landscape Architecture Overview:

Even though [patients] may be forced to be here, they are not prisoners. Providing an environment that’s warmer and more open gives the feeling of a place that’s providing help.

- Tim Mason, Behavioral Health Nurse Manager