Build Health International

Project Introduction

After the opening of the St. Boniface Surgical Center in 2016, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Build Health International began discussions regarding a master planning project for the entire hospital. Since St. Boniface Hospital's inception in the early 1980s, growth has been largely reactive to the surrounding area’s needs. Through the Master Planning Project, BHI is helping St. Boniface identify how to plan for future growth and evolution of services as well as manage growth while providing high quality patient services.

Build Health International

Project Information

  • Timeline
    January 2017 - Present
  • Operational Partners
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Plan
& Design
Advise
& Research
Build Health International

Project Description

After the opening St. Boniface’s Surgical Center in 2016, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Build Health International began discussions on a Hospital Master Planning project. The years 2012-2017 represented breakneck growth for St. Boniface Hospital with the additions of the Maternal and Child Health Center, Surgical Center, Emergency Department and the Infectious Disease Center. At the same time the hospital experienced a 300% increase in outpatient visits during that time period, stretching the facilities and staff to new limits. With so much change, so many new services, and increased patient numbers, St. Boniface partnered with BHI to look back on the hospital’s strengths and weaknesses and plan for the future.

Through the Hospital Master Planning Project, BHI is helping St. Boniface identify how to use available resources to provide the best patient services and to identify key areas of growth and expansion that can be matched to the reorganization and expansion of the built environment on the campus. The project has involved each every level of hospital administration and direction, eliciting input from hospital administrators, clinical staff, as well as support staff and patients. . Using interviews, assessments, past growth and future funding plans, BHI is presently in the process of improving existing conditions of the hospital to support how sustainable operations and manageable growth with projects such as improved wayfinding, renovations to the emergency room,pediatric pavilion, hospital staff living quarters, a new inpatient facility, and imaging center.

Project Information

Major Funding Partners

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation