The project included a 65,000 sq. ft. expansion to the east of the existing parking deck consisting of a slab-on-grade level and two elevated decks. Construction also included an 88,000 sq. ft. addition above the existing structure consisting of two post-tensioned, cast-in-place concrete decks.
With the existing parking deck needing to remain open throughout construction, exacting care and schedule coordination on the part of Donley’s was required, in order to minimize the disruption to the users of the facility. In addition, the project included a one-story extension to the stair and elevator tower, which also had to remain operational during construction.
The three-story addition includes 16 state-of-the-art operating suites, four of which are specifically dedicated to open heart surgery. The facility also houses an outpatient surgery center, a pre-admission testing area with ten exam rooms, and a diagnostic radiographic room.
Ten beds were added to the emergency department, bringing the total to 49. Other additions and renovations were also made to the emergency department.
Designed to meet Mercy Allen Hospital’s outpatient requirements as well as increasing surgery volumes, the 12,300 sq. ft. of new construction included a single-story, slab-on-grade surgery addition and an ambulance garage. A private entrance was also included in the project.
To help support the new addition as well as existing services, the 14,600 sq. ft. renovation portion of the project included improvements to:
- lab areas
- physical therapy facilities
- a radiology area
- an existing surgical area
- medical records rooms
- the pharmacy