Heart Institute of the Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA
RBF Consulting (RBF) provided preliminary and final engineering design and planning services for expansion of the Heart Institute of the Desert. The expansion consists of a 20,000 square foot Heart Hospital located adjacent to the existing three-story, 55,000 square foot facility. The original purpose of the Institute was to provide cardiac services and all necessary staffing to create the first heart surgery program in the Coachella Valley area. With the addition of a "patient focused" Heart Hospital, this total heart care center now provides cardiac surgery, in addition to providing diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, education, and research for heart disease.