This 65,000-sq.-ft. horizontal and vertical expansion involved building in and around three of the most sensitive areas of the hospital: expansion and interior renovation of the emergency department, vertical expansion over the ED and operating rooms, and relocation of the loading dock.
The emergency department expansion added 25,000 sq. ft. and 16 additional ED beds to the facility. The two-story vertical expansion added 40,000 sq. ft. to be used for labs, offices, materials management on the first floor and four ORs, a 15-bed PACU and 27-bed ICU.
Both the vertical and horizontal expansions were built concurrently, increasing the already high level of importance on strict infection control procedures. The team constantly monitored particulate counts and enclosures around temporary walls. Throughout months of construction directly above occupied operating rooms and inside the active emergency department, no unplanned shutdowns occurred.