Couer d’Alene, ID

Kootenai Health Family Birthing Center


Create facility solutions and develop a short-term and long-term facility master plan that would address the increase in both population and market share.



Medical Planning, Operational Analysis, facility audit, Operational Analysis, and Market Assessment


The Trinity team identified services that were targeted for growth, and developed a strategy to optimize services and create more space. One area of primary concern was the birthing department. Working with a local architect Trinity’s design added a singly loaded corridor with seven LDR’s, four Peds Units, and 17 Post/Ante Partum Beds. The center also housed a 12 unit NICU, four Triage stations and a new C-Section Suite. As part of this expansion, Trinity also created a new entrance lobby with adjacent parking. The final design created more space, better access, and adjacencies that increased space for future inpatient beds. Trinity’s lean design approach resulted in a savings of over $7 million.