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  • Location
    Leawood, Kansas
  • Year
  • Duration
  • Sq Ft
  • Architect
    Pulse Design Group
  • General Contractor
    JE Dunn Construction

Putting patient experience first

When it comes to elective surgeries, the industry is competitive. Patients have so many options and they look for a healing environment with low infection rates. The doctors at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (KCOI) knew this when they planned to improve their patient-care spaces. They wanted a facility that was agile enough to expand patient care in the years to come. They also needed to continue caring for their current patients during renovation. Conventional construction couldn’t deliver that.

The design of an orthopaedic institute is unique. Patients are more active than a typical hospital. Spaces need to accommodate physiotherapy and since wheelchairs are common, surfaces need to be especially durable. All of the KCOI staff provided input into the design to meet these unique needs. And with DIRTT’s design integration software ICE®, they could use 3D renderings to see exactly how it would look when it was done. And they didn’t have to understand blueprints to do it.

During construction, dust and debris was kept at bay. It was so quick and quiet that patients weren’t disturbed. DIRTT builds with easy-to-clean materials that improve infection prevention and control. That means infection rates will stay incredibly low at the hospital. Which is exactly what patients are looking for. As one of the doctors put it, “by the time we looked at time savings and the lack of all the dust, you get something that was much nicer at a very similar price.”

One of the biggest issues with orthopaedic joint replacements is infection. So having a facility like this where the infection rate is so small is really important to patients. A lot of patients seek out this institute for that very purpose.

Dr. Mark Rasmussen M.D., KCOI Surgery
  • Take A Tour

  • Patient room
  • Med gas and equipment integration
  • Patient restroom

Efficient electrical

DIRTT’s quick-connect power makes for rapid on-site installation. All while it reduces waste and improves adaptability for any future changes. 


Latest tech in the walls

Cleanly integrate any type of technology and keep it secure. Maximize function and looks while you save space.


Ultra thin and incredibly durable

Corning® Willow® Glass incorporates vibrant graphics into your space. Crystal clear glass makes them look great. It's impact resistant, plus you can write on or clean the surfaces.


Easy-to-clean walls

DIRTT’s healthcare optifiller encloses Enzo reveals between wall panels. It makes an easy-to-clean surface and improves infection prevention.


Do more with your walls

WriteAway™ film combines a dry-erase marker board with your walls for an integrated and more elegant solution. Add graphics or inspire collaboration without unsightly ghosting.


Better sound privacy

DIRTT takes a holistic approach to sound management. This means we can meet the acoustic requirements and speech privacy needs of any space.


The look of permanence

The Enzo™ system delivers a chic aesthetic with slim reveals. It gives a sense of permanence in a modular space.

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