Indian River Medical Center | Bed Tower Addition & Patient Floor Renovation

About This Project

The Chief Executive Officer of Indian River Medical Center envisioned a new bed tower with a presence that was clearly visible from the main entry road linking the Vero Beach community with the hospital. The design team, headed by Stephen Boruff, AIA, Architects + Planners, Inc. responded by creating the design for a new six story, 10,470 square foot, 176 bed tower addition running along the front of the existing medical center. The new tower addition created the “vision” the CEO desired while defining and creating new opportunities within the facility. Working closely with the executive staff and user’s, the design team determined the project’s design goals were to build a new tower addition that provided state-of-the-art healthcare with a positive patient experience.

Primary goals included ease of navigation within the facility, the ability to expand the facility and add technology as necessary to meet future goals, and more family space within the private patient rooms. A new main entrance and lobby serves as the hub of the facility with visitors able to reach patient rooms and clinical areas without traveling corridors used by staff for inpatient care. Contemporary, warm interior finishes and innovative design elements help convey a sense of peace and calmness. Soothing colors, abundant natural lighting, and clear circulation paths to provide a positive patient experience and health work environment for the staff. All private patient rooms are designed to support family-centered care and adapt to changing technologies.


Vero Beach, Florida


Indian River Medical Center


110 Million (estimated)


107,471 square feet


December 2019 (estimated)

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