Methodist Women's Hospital

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Methodist Women's Hospital

A Nurturing Home for Women’s Health

Sitting high atop Omaha’s western horizon, the Methodist Women’s Hospital is an inspiration for women’s health. The 116-bed facility and a companion medical office building sit on 33 acres just inside the entrance to a suburban neighborhood. The hospital is sensitive to neighborhood scale in its size and its massing. For example, the adjoining medical office building was made a separate building so that arriving residents and patients didn’t immediately face the “hard wall” of a giant building.

The hospital’s design is distinguished by a number of key elements:

  • The front lobby is reminiscent of a hotel or spa with its ceiling high water display and custom-made, circular drum light fixtures. A glass staircase leads from the lobby to the second floor and the lit stair tower becomes a beacon at night for the surrounding area.
  • Same-handed patient rooms have all the amenities of a hospitality experience, including large-tiled bathrooms with a vanity and mirror, hair dryer, safe, and massage center, all surrounded by coco maple and dark walnut cabinetry.
  • Shades of amethyst, jade and sapphire add to generous incoming daylight and beautiful views.
  • Meticulous gardens and sweeping landscape design enhance the healing atmosphere and become part of a calming, nurturing experience.
  • A Level II NICU includes four multiple baby rooms for twins. There’s also an option for baby to room-in with mom or to stay in a well-baby nursery.
  • Through the grounds and the building, shapes are representative of femininity and motherhood. Flowers are embedded into Plexiglas panels in various locations. The outside healing gardens are shaped like a butterfly wing. The hospital and the medical office building together form an arc, likened to outstretched arms and female nurturing.
  • All artwork, which is original, is done by one featured female artist, rotating periodically to showcase another’s work.
  • The chapel is enclosed by glass panels, beautifully depicting the life path of women from birth to death, and featuring a symbolic pomegranate.
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Methodist Health System

Omaha, NE
United States

Hospital: 290,000 SF (26,941 m²) Medical Office Building: 153,000 SF (14,214 m²)


Build Nebraska Award (2017)
Renovations Category
Associated General Contractors, Nebraska Building Chapter