FreemanWhite Completes Bon Secours St. Francis Institute For Chronic Health Project

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Thu Oct 22 2009

Frank Brooks, AIA, ACHA, chairman and managing partner at FreemanWhite (, an architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services firm for healthcare organizations in the United States, has announced that the firm has completed construction on the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s new Institute for Chronic Health ( The four-story medical office building, located aboard St. Francis’ Millennium campus at 2 Innovation Drive in Greenville, S.C., is now open and houses the new Institute, which treats patients with chronic conditions, including diabetes, congestive heart failure and more.

"FreemanWhite is excited for the completion of construction and formal opening of the Institute for Chronic Health," said Brooks. "The Institute will be a tremendous asset in the treatment of chronic conditions, and we are happy to accommodate them with the resources necessary to provide innovative patient care."

- The building, designed to be integrated into the campus’ pedestrian-friendly system of paths, gathering areas and featured artwork, provides 103,000 square feet of space. It includes a major cardiology practice, a state-of-the-art diagnostic center, resources for cardiac rehabilitation, a sleep center, a community education space and two concierge physician suites that focus on patient-centered care and convenience.

- The building’s exterior also features a drop-off canopy for patient comfort, and a secondary entrance provides a discreet patient access point that bypasses the main lobby.

- Other services at the Institute include community learning programming, an early detection and renewal center on the third floor and the HealThy Self fitness program on the second floor.

- The design has a number of green features, including roofing with high reflectivity and glazing selected to reduce heat gain and interior glare from the sun, and special pavers in the parking area that allow rainwater to penetrate to the ground beneath.

FreemanWhite provides architectural, engineering, interior design and consulting services for healthcare and senior living organizations worldwide. Founded in 1892, the firm has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C. and San Diego, Calif. and employs more than 130 professionals. FreemanWhite has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being ranked as the largest North Carolina architectural firm in 2008 by the Charlotte Business Journal, and the best architecture firm to work for nationally in 2009 by Modern Healthcare. The firm also received the Gold Standard of Design Award from the University of Stirling for The Lodge at Buckshaw Retirement Community. For more information, please visit or call (704) 523-2230.

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