The 206-bed Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, named the Top Healing Hospital in the U.S. by Healing Trust Services, provides a therapeutic environment that enhances the hospital experience for patients, families, and staff. Moon Mayoras' architectural design draws upon references to the Town of Gilbert’s historic train station, a source of great pride for the community. The building form was developed to create an embracing “open arms” invitation concept with the two bed towers surrounding the main public entry. A two-story lobby rotunda celebrates this entrance and provides necessary wayfinding to other departments within the hospital. The lobby extends the width of the building and connects the main entry to the public spaces, outpatient services, and the emergency department.
This project was built on a fast-track schedule to meet the area’s immediate need for hospital beds. Moon Mayoras collaborated with the Owner and the contractor to complete the facility from initial design through final construction and licensing in 30 months. The Mercy Gilbert Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in the country to implement the principles of the Green Guidelines for Healthcare, a toolkit designed to provide sustainable best practices for healthcare facility design. The hospital was recognized for its sustainable design practices in 2006 with the Town of Gilbert’s coveted Beautification Award. In 2012, this project was named as one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. by Soliant Health.