Calvin L. Hinz Architects | VA Omaha Emergency Department
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VA Omaha Emergency Department

About This Project

This renovation design features an improved floor plan for staff work, including a large triage room, 4 fast-track exam rooms, 2 isolation / psychiatric rooms, and a 1,300 SF trauma treatment area.  The centralized nursing station gives a clear view into each of the 6 exam rooms.  Sliding safety glass doors were installed on all exam rooms.  The lobby and waiting area was renovated for greater confidentiality for patients, but also with calming colors and amenities to help ease stress. Additionally, a Sim-man room for teaching was added, as was a break room for staff members to recharge after working in a high-stress environment.

Project Type:

Healthcare Government


Omaha, NE



Total Size

8,240 SF


  • VA hospital renovation
  • "Race track" layout
  • Security and safety design
  • Phased approach allowed hospital work to continue
  • Improved space for staff to work
  • Improved views from nurse station into treatment rooms


Farris Engineering