Bronson Healthcare Clinical Laboratory

Having outgrown their current lab environs, Bronson Healthcare engaged Perspectus to relocate the lab to a new facility across the street. Perspectus prepared a facility assessment report to explore expansion options for Bronson’s clinical laboratory. The new off-campus location better accommodates an expanded service line and allows for more efficient vehicular access. Connected by pneumatic tube to the existing hospital, the new facility will serve the existing Bronson Hospital and enables the expansion of the hospital’s outreach program.

The project sought to maximize efficiency, prioritizing high-volume and stat tests. The incorporation of an expanded automated line for the core lab and new automated line for microbiology places connections close to incoming specimen drop points. Departments are arranged radially around the central accessioning functions.

Modular casework and chase walls can be modified to accommodate future equipment and new processes. The layout emphasizes open lines of sight and consolidated circulation to minimize travel distances and maximize communication. Staff support functions emphasize daylight, connection to exterior spaces, and adjacency to the neighboring retail corridor. The second floor hosts pathology offices and a new education center for the lab. Architect of Record: Tower Pinkster.

  • LOCATIONKalamazoo, Michigan
  • SIZE50,700 SF
  • PROJECT TYPELaboratory, Healthcare
  • SERVICESFacility Assessment, Laboratory Programming, Laboratory Design
  • ROLELab Consultant