6 things to know about LMH West for patients and community members alike

photo by: Nick Krug

The north side of LMH West features an outdoor movement space, which is open to the public.

Whether you’re a future patient of LMH West or a community member interested in the new facility, the Journal-World put together a list of six details about the new building that patients and community members alike should know:

1. There are no emergency services

LMH West is an outpatient services center. Anyone seeking emergency services or urgent care should call 911 or go to the hospital, LMH Health, 325 Maine St. That is currently the only location for urgent, emergency services within LMH Health.

2. Plenty of eco-friendly features

Insulated glazing on window panes and lights with sensors are two of the ways LMH West built a greener workplace.

Brian Bradfield, the operations lead for LMH West, said there is high-performance, low-emissivity insulated glazing on the exterior windows of the building. This will reduce the solar heat and in turn will reduce the air conditioning use in the building, Bradfield said.

Many of the LED lights in the building have motion sensors or are on timers, Bradfield said. Lights in offices, clinics and exam rooms will all use motion sensors, which Bradfield said helps conserve energy and is a positive in terms of infection control, as people will not constantly have to be touching the same switch.

Other green aspects of LMH West include bike racks at entrances and throughout the outside of the facility. The campus has the infrastructure in place to support charging stations for electric vehicles, but they will not be up and running at the opening of the facility.

Bradfield also said LMH tried to minimize construction waste and is working with a company in Kansas City to try to donate wood pallets so they can be reused.

3. Jayhawk Pharmacy will be inside

There will be a pharmacy inside LMH West that will be available to patients as well as community members. Jayhawk Pharmacy is renting a space on the first floor of LMH West, and its hours are expected to be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

4. Get some fresh air on the rooftop

A nearly 10,000-square-foot deck on the roof of LMH West will provide patients, visitors and staff a place to get fresh air and eat lunch. The roof will have benches, socially distanced permanent tables, potted plants and views of both the east and west sides of Lawrence.

The rooftop also has a small platform area to elevate a public speaker or performer, and it includes an outdoor speaker system for such events.

photo by: Nick Krug

The center rooftop of LMH West has patio seating and a stage for events.

5. A place to exercise outdoors

Fitness equipment will be available outside the LMH West facility near the Lawrence Loop and will be open to the public. The area, which is called the Outdoor Movement Space, has body-weight fitness equipment. Some patients may use the Outdoor Movement Space as part of their therapy plan, LMH Health spokesperson Amy Northrop said, but it will also be available to the general public.

6. Food and drink options

LMH West will have a small coffee shop and a dining area. The Maine Street campus has a Koffee Korner, and another Koffee Korner will open on the second floor of LMH West. Its anticipated hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also on the second floor is a dining area. Northrop said it was originally intended to be a self-serve buffet, but that because of COVID-19 someone will work behind the counter to serve customers.

photo by: Nick Krug

The Koffee Korner on the upper level of LMH West, pictured on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at LMH West.


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