The design for the Calumet City branch of CCHC organizes the public and private spaces to foster a cooperative work flow, a positive environment, and therapeutic atmosphere for all. To achieve this goal the reception and patient oriented spaces will be relocated to the new building addition while admin activities and offices will be repurposed in the existing facility as part of a minor second phase renovation. This second phase will occur only after the addition is completed and activities can be transferred to their new locations. The patient and admin spaces are to be located around the perimeter of a new central core containing the most heavily used functions. This core will house, (from the existing building to new), conference rooms, an x-ray room, a laboratory, the central nurses’ station and a large file storage room.