New Redemption Hospital Caldwell
Can a hospital inspire trust in a public health system?
Since 2010, MASS Design Group has been working with the Ministry of Health of Liberia (MOH) on a series of projects and initiatives. In collaboration with Rebuilding Basic Health Services, an initiative of the John Snow Institute funded by USAID, MASS has developed Architectural and Engineering Standards and guidelines for all scales of facilities of health care development in Liberia. The Standards, along with MASS’s other efforts in Liberia, have built the capacity, expertise, and effective policy that will tie better built infrastructure to health outcome objectives.
MASS continued our partnership with the MOH to develop a Master Plan and Design Documents for the new Redemption Hospital in Caldwell, a project that is a centerpiece of Liberia’s renewed drive to build an optimized system that will not only avert future epidemics, but deliver comprehensive services to a growing population. Phase 1, currently under construction, is a two story, 155-bed facility encompassing comprehensive pediatric and maternity services. It will make use of innovative ventilation strategies in the form of solar chimneys to minimize energy use, ensure effective infection control, and reduce operational costs.
The Redemption landscape further supports the project’s mission to renew trust in Liberia’s health care system. The landscape, including a restored wetland, will provide infrastructure for a healthy and resilient hospital campus. It is strategically divided into 4 zones: Campus, Site Edge, Wetland, and Infrastructure. Each component is critical to creating a healthy campus that supports the safety and well-being of patients, staff, and visitors. The design learns from the most innovative hospital designs worldwide and considers the challenges of health care delivery in Liberia.
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Size: 35 Acres
Services: Policy Development, Hospital Masterplanning, Architectural and Landscape Design, Construction Administration
Liberia Ministry of Health