The long-range plan for the entire site includes the development of inpatient beds, additional clinics, offices, retail and research, all of which further the mission and vision of the Medical Center. After significant site analysis, the final location of Phase 1 was based on the greatest visibility from the highway. Destined to be a mixed-use development, it was critical that the building could be seen clearly from a distance. With the freestanding ED being the most critical element, the main access road leads visitors directly to the ED; clear paths then lead to the Imaging and Surgical Center entrances. Designated a Pebble Project by The Center for Health Design, a distinguishing feature is the use of like-handed emergency exam rooms, observation rooms, ORs, and clinic exam rooms. Based on best practices programming and a focus on patient safety, this standardized approach is expected to reduce the risk of medical errors. The future 48 inpatient rooms are also planned to be like-handed.