MONTANA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Breaking Ground: state-of-the-art hospital provides much-needed services to children of Montana
Before the opening of the Montana Children’s Medical Center in Kalispell, parents in the state would need to travel as far as Denver or Seattle for their children’s acute or chronical illnesses. Now, care is right at home with this beautiful $60M facility that boasts bright colors and engaging lines throughout the building.
Additionally, with the onset of pandemic concerns throughout the world, construction work continued to progress in Spring 2020 to allow the hospital to serve as a temporary care facility to handle overflow of coronavirus cases. An unused floor provides space for seven nursing stations and 101 private patient rooms.
- First floor programming includes 40 pediatric subspecialties; 12-bed pediatric unit, six-bed pediatric intensive care unit; and a 12-bed neonatal intensive care unit.
- Special steel moment frames allow for more open, flexible spaces for future programming adaptation.
- A free-standing, three-story curtain wall above the hospital courtyard connects two building wings, giving the appearance of a continuous curtain wall along the entire elevation.